Production Logistics Design and Development Support: A Simulation-Based Optimization Case Study (WIP)
2016 (English)In: SummerSim'16, 2016 July 24-27, Palais des congres de Montreal (Montreal Convention Center) | Montreal, Quebec, Canada / [ed] Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Manufacturing sectors in Sweden have a long history that leads to common non-optimized flows on the shop floor. Especially when having a really high product mix and a low-volume of customized products, a great deal of effort with respect to flow optimization is needed to stay present and compete in the globalized market. The goal of this project is to support the design and development of the implementation of new production systems and logistics flows considering the shop floor plant layout of a Swedish middle-size water pumps factory. In this paper, with the help of different types of simulation models and optimization, some results of a new technologically adapted production line are analyzed and relevant information and potential improvements in the production are found. The further development of optimization studies using the exiting simulation models is stated as ongoing and future work. The obtained and potential results can serve for decision makers and stakeholders to apply changes and adaptations in the system considering the mid and long term goals of the company.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2016.
Simulation-based optimization, mix-model assembly line, production, logistics, layout
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12734DiVA: diva2:950741
2016 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference. Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC)