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Time study and flow-simulation: Current and future analysis
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Discrete-event simulations are increasingly being used to solve problems and to aid in decision making which are proving useful in the manufacturing industry. The main aim for this thesis was to compare the current production line and how implementing changes for a future state as a supporting basis for making the decision.

The theoretical framework focused on the Lean philosophy merged with simulation-based methods. The simulation model was build using the collected data. A time study was conducted in order to verify the process and setup times since these were only estimated at the time. Two simulation models were built for the current production line and the future state. The future state was based on the current one since no changes in the process and setup times would be made during the two simulation-model. Experiments were then done to compare the different states, one with batch and the other single-piece flow. The parameters were set on equal terms and the compared values were throughput (TH), lead-time (LT) and work in process (WIP). The conclusion drawn from the results is that the future state would be more efficient.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Time study, flow simulation, discrete-event simulation, lean, throughput, data collection
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17378DiVA, id: diva2:1335234
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Industrial Engineering
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Automatiseringstekniker
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Available from: 2019-07-05 Created: 2019-07-04 Last updated: 2019-07-05Bibliographically approved

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