Production planning and control in an automobile closed-loops assembly line

L. P. Ferreira, E. Ares, G. Peláez, B. Tjahjono, J. J. Areal

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Abstract

The work presented in this paper consists of the development of a decision making support system, based on a real problem, with the purpose of optimizing the operation of an automobile assembly line with a four closed-loop network configuration. This layout system reflects one of the most common configurations of automobile assembly and preassembly lines formed by conveyors. The impact of the speed variation of the intermediate buffers formed by conveyors on the first three closed-loops and of the proportion of four-door car bodies on the number of cars produced / hour has been thoroughly investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Systems
PublisherScientific.Net
Pages103-108
Number of pages6
Volume502
ISBN (Print)9783037853580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: 21 Sep 201123 Sep 2011
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume502
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference4th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2011
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period21/09/1123/09/11

Keywords

  • Automobile assembly lines
  • Optimization
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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