Study of the impact of production quantity loaded to a production line on apparel production system performance using simulation

Lottie L.C. Mak, Wai Keung Wong, S. Y.S. Leung

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In apparel manufacturing process, one of the functions in production planning process is to define the production quantity to be loaded to the production line. It involves splitting customer order into lots of different sizes before it is loaded. The splitting decision is mainly based on the primary concerns of avoiding late delivery and making the most out of the production capacity; it has received minimal attention from both industry and academic research. In this paper, computer simulation method is used to explore the impact of different lot sizes to be loaded in production lines and its interaction with operator competence on production system performance. The simulation results confirm the significant effect of production quantity to be loaded to the production line and its interaction effect with operator competence on all performance measures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2014, ISC 2014
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789077381830
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event12th International Industrial Simulation Conference, ISC 2014 - University of Skovde, Skovde, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 201413 Jun 2014


Conference12th International Industrial Simulation Conference, ISC 2014


  • Computer simulation
  • Operator learning effect
  • Production loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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