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A study on the improvement of work flow and productivity in complex manufacturing line by employing the effective process control methods
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A study on the improvement of work flow and productivity in complex manufacturing line by employing the effective process control methods
Park, Kyungmin; Jeong, Sukjae;
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Due to the change from small volume production to small quantity batch production systems, individual companies have been attempting to produce a wide range of operating strategies, maximize their productivity, and minimize their WIP level by operating with the proper cycle time to defend their market share. In particular, using a complex workflow and process sequence in the manufacturing line has some drawbacks when it comes to designing the production strategy by applying analytical models, such as mathematical models and queueing theory. For this purpose, this paper uses three heuristic algorithms to solve the job release problem at the bottleneck workstation, product mix problem in multi-purpose machine(s), and batch size and sequence in batch machine(s). To verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods, a simulation analysis was performed. The experimental results demonstrated that the combined application of the proposed methods showed positive effects on the reduction of the cycle time and WIP level, and improvement of the throughput.
Complex manufacturing Line;Job release;Product mix;batch size and Job sequence;
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