Simulation-aided control of materials flow in human intensive manufacturing industries: a case study

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A simulation technique is applied to evaluate the performance of an optical manufacturing system, in order to discover: the requirements for human resources, the lead time of a complete batch, the utilisation of stations, the throughput time, and the effect of reduction in batch size on the resources and lead time. It is the intention of the company to implement the system in the near future. This paper discusses some of the techniques used to develop a faithful model for this system, and the benefits of applying simulation in analysing manufacturing systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-359
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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