Verifying the Design of a Cellular Manufacturing System

Benny Tjahjono, Rossella Stama

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    This paper reports a simulation study to evaluate the design of a cellular layout for the production of low volume, high variety of products. The study aims to better understand the production capacity and the potential problems that may arise in the future when more products variety are introduced at smaller quantities. The model was built using a commercial too] but the simulation parameters are stored in a spreadsheet allowing much simpler coding of the routing logic and the data input. The experiments were carried out to reduce bottleneck and to investigate the effect of different batch sizes, machine breakdown and scrap, to the performance of the cellular layout.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSimulation Conference, 2008. WSC 2008. Winter
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2707-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2008 Winter Simulation Conference - Miami, FL, United States
    Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008

    Publication series

    NameSimulation Conference, 2008. WSC 2008. Winter


    Conference2008 Winter Simulation Conference
    Abbreviated titleWSC 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMiami, FL


    • Cellular manufacturing
    • Pulp manufacturing
    • Virtual manufacturing
    • Production systems
    • Routing
    • Logic
    • Electric breakdown


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