Average Flow Time Estimation of Jobs in a Flexible Manufacturing Cell Consisting of a Number of Identical Machines

Jannes Slomp*, Jos A. C. Bokhorst, Rahul Caprihan

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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This paper concerns the estimation of flow times of jobs to be produced in a Flexible Manufacturing Cell (FMC) consisting of a number of identical machines. An analytical expression is derived from a careful analysis of the elements of the flow time. Next, a simulation study is performed which mimics reality and serves as a reference for the comparison with analytical results. As a conclusion, we argue that the analytical expression serves well to predict FMC flow time performance. Analytical predictions of flow times are important for investment decisions and for setting lead times of jobs.

Originele taal-2English
Titel2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (IEEM)
Plaats van productieNEW YORK
UitgeverijIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Pagina's1426-1430
Aantal pagina's5
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4577-0739-1
StatusPublished - 2011
EvenementIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) - , Singapore
Duur: 6-dec-20119-dec-2011

Publicatie series

NaamInternational Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management IEEM
UitgeverijIEEE

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)
LandSingapore
Periode06/12/201109/12/2011

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