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Performance evaluation of mixed-model transfer lines with acyclic product arrivals and random lot sizing


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Dhouib, K., Gharbi, A. and Hajji, A.. 2010. « Performance evaluation of mixed-model transfer lines with acyclic product arrivals and random lot sizing ». In Proceedings of the 8th ENIM IFAC International Conference of Modeling and Simulation : Evaluation and optimization of innovative production systems of goods and services ; MOSIM’10 (Hammamet, Tunisia, May 10-12, 2010) pp. 1260-1269. Lavoisier.

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Transfer lines are more and more dedicated to producing a variety of similar products allowing some flexibility to this important class of manufacturing systems. For many decades, an important work has been done to evaluate the performance and specifically the capacity of transfer lines. However, most of these works are so far limited to the mono-product and homogeneous transfer lines. This paper analyses the performance of transfer lines composed of several machines with a serial configuration and dedicated to producing a variety of products in a batch production environment. The products are manufactured according to the real stochastic and dynamic demand characterized by random product arrivals and random lot sizing. The considered transfer lines have no intermediate buffers between adjacent machines. Machines have different deterministic processing times and are subject to random operationdependent failures. The purpose of this paper is to propose analytical models to assess the steady-state availability and the overall throughput of such lines. A general simulation model was developed and statistical tests were carried out to prove the robustness and the exactness of the proposed analytical models.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
ISBN: 978-2-7430-1330-1
Gharbi, Ali
Affiliation: Génie de la production automatisée
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 17:10
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 19:42

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