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
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


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

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