Applying simulation to assist the planning and design of semiautomated manufacturing cells: a case study

Tung Sun Chan, Essie Bidhendi

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This paper describes an application of simulation modeling to enhance system performance in the semi-automated lamps manufacturing industry with a recently developed multiattribute decision analysis. Multiattribute decision techniques seem to provide an easily understood, yet comprehensive, set of quantitative and qualitative approaches to justify advanced manufacturing systems. Much has been written about the use of multiattribute decision application models to evaluate manufacturing technologies. Simulation modeling approach is developed for planning and scheduling of a semi-automated manufacturing system, hence the qualitative and quantitative multiattribute factors of the manufacturing system are evaluated. A new proposal is developed to achieve a high level of productivity of plant and minimize the makespan and cost of production. An experimental comparison is performed on the effectiveness of the proposed system through a real life case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing - Wuhan, China
Duration: 14 Jun 199517 Jun 1995


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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