Mathematical modeling and analysis of flexible production lines
Author(s)Jang, Young Jae, 1974-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanley B. Gershwin.
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We present a model and analysis of a production line that processes different part types on unreliable machines which operate according to a priority rule. The production line consists of machines separated by storage areas in which parts flow in a fixed sequence. A machine operates on the highest priority part whenever possible, and only operates on lower priority parts when unable to produce the higher priority parts. Part priorities are static and are a function only of part type. The purpose of this thesis is to present mathematical formulations and algorithms for estimating production rates and average inventory levels for each part type in a flexible production line. The qualitative behavior of the multiple-part-type line under different supply and demand scenarios is described.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology