Aggregated line modeling for simulation and optimization of manufacturing systems
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference / [ed] L. Yilmaz, W. K. V. Chan, I. Moon, T. M. K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M. D. Rossetti, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Press, 2015, 3632-3643 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In conceptual analysis of higher level manufacturing systems, for instance, when the constraint on system level is sought, it may not be very practical to use detailed simulation models. Developing detailed models on supply chain level or plant wide level may be very time consuming and might also be computationally costly to execute, especially if optimization techniques are to be applied. Aggregation techniques, simplifying a detailed system into fewer objects, can be an effective method to reduce the required computational resources and to shorten the development time. An aggregated model can be used to identify the main system constraints, dimensioning inter-line buffers, and focus development activities on the critical issues from a system performance perspective. In this paper a novel line aggregation technique suitable for manufacturing systems optimization is proposed, analyzed and tested in order to establish a proof of concept while demonstrating the potential of the technique.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Press, 2015. 3632-3643 p.
Simulation, Modeling, Manufacturing, Optimization
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11899ISBN: 978-1-4673-9743-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-11899DiVA: diva2:902863
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