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Modeling and Analysis of Two-Part Type Manufacturing Systems

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dc.contributor.author Jang, Young Jae
dc.contributor.author Gershwin, Stanley B.
dc.date.accessioned 2004-12-14T20:17:08Z
dc.date.available 2004-12-14T20:17:08Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/7454
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a model and analysis of a synchronous tandem flow line that produces different part types on unreliable machines. The machines operate according to a static priority rule, operating on the highest priority part whenever possible, and operating on lower priority parts only when unable to produce those with higher priorities. We develop a new decomposition method to analyze the behavior of the manufacturing system by decomposing the long production line into small analytically tractable components. As a first step in modeling a production line with more than one part type, we restrict ourselves to the case where there are two part types. Detailed modeling and derivations are presented with a small two-part-type production line that consists of two processing machines and two demand machines. Then, a generalized longer flow line is analyzed. Furthermore, estimates for performance measures, such as average buffer levels and production rates, are presented and compared to extensive discrete event simulation. The quantitative behavior of the two-part type processing line under different demand scenarios is also provided. en
dc.description.sponsorship Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) en
dc.format.extent 242973 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
dc.subject manufacturing system en
dc.subject flexible en
dc.subject flow line en
dc.subject finite buffers en
dc.subject unreliable machines en
dc.subject markov chain model en
dc.subject decomposition en
dc.title Modeling and Analysis of Two-Part Type Manufacturing Systems en
dc.type Article en


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