Application of Taguchi method to analyse the impacts of common process and batch size in multistage production system under uncertain conditions

Wazed, M.A. and Ahmed, S. and Nukman, Y. (2011) Application of Taguchi method to analyse the impacts of common process and batch size in multistage production system under uncertain conditions. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 5 (2). pp. 215-231. ISSN 1751-5254

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Abstract

1 to determine the optimum level of batch size in bottleneck facility 2 to analyse the effect of common processes on throughput and cycle time in a multistage production system under machine breakdown and quality uncertainty. In this research, the authors developed simulation models for multistage production system under common processes in an uncertain situation created by machine breakdown and quality variation. Few simulation models are developed based on a live case from a company. The models are verified and validated with the historical data from the company and by face validity. Taguchi approaches for orthogonal array are used in designing experiments. The experimental settings are executed in WITNESS, a simulation package. It is observed that the variation in level of common process in the system has significant impact on the production quantity and cycle time. There is strong interaction among the common process and the batch size in lancing stations. The production quantity is elevated and cycle time is least when the batch size in bottleneck facility is 12 and two common processes are used.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: You can e-mail to me for the full text of my journal at ahmed@um.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Simulation Quality Machine Breakdown Production Quantity Cycle Time Component Commonality Design Models Line
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 01:32
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 01:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7611

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