Simulation analysis of maintenance policies in a flow line production system

Tung Sun Chan

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


The conventional production control called 'push system of production control' is one of the most common production control methods nowadays. However, in the real-life environment. The performance of push system is subjected to various factors including buffer size, inventory sorting rule, and process interruption due to planned preventive maintenance. These factors seriously affect the performance of push systems. In this paper, the results of a simulation analysis on maintenance policies in a push system are presented. The performance of the push system under different operational conditions and the effects of different maintenance policies are evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-86
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Maintenance policies
  • Production flow line
  • Simulation
  • System performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems


Dive into the research topics of 'Simulation analysis of maintenance policies in a flow line production system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this