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Applying simulation to assist the planning and design of semiautomated manufacturing cells: a case study
Author(s): Felix T.S. Chan; Essie Bidhendi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an application of simulation modeling to enhance system performance in the semi-automated lamps manufacturing industry with a recently developed multiattribute decision analysis. Multiattribute decision techniques seem to provide an easily understood, yet comprehensive, set of quantitative and qualitative approaches to justify advanced manufacturing systems. Much has been written about the use of multiattribute decision application models to evaluate manufacturing technologies. Simulation modeling approach is developed for planning and scheduling of a semi-automated manufacturing system, hence the qualitative and quantitative multiattribute factors of the manufacturing system are evaluated. A new proposal is developed to achieve a high level of productivity of plant and minimize the makespan and cost of production. An experimental comparison is performed on the effectiveness of the proposed system through a real life case study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2620, International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing, (28 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217491
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Felix T.S. Chan, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
Essie Bidhendi, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2620:
International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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