The impact of failure, repair and joint imbalance of processing time means & buffer sizes on the performance of unpaced production lines

Abstract : "This article studies the performance of unpaced serial production lines that are subject to breakdown and are imbalanced in terms of both of their processing time means (MTs) and buffer storage capacities (BCs). Simulation results show that the best pattern in terms of throughput is a balanced line With respect to average buffer level; the best configuration is a monotone decreasing MT order, together with an ascending BC arrangement. Statistical analysis shows that BC, combined patterns of MT and BC imbalance, line length and degree of imbalance all contribute significantly to performance. [...]" Sabry Shaaban, Tom McNamara and Sarah Hudson
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [24 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal-rennes-sb.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01205567
Contributor : Isabelle Robert <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 4:16:24 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:42:17 PM
Long-term archiving on : Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 10:13:06 AM

File

Impact_of_failure_2015_pre.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-01205567, version 1

Collections

Citation

Sabry Shaaban, Tom Mcnamara, Sarah Hudson. The impact of failure, repair and joint imbalance of processing time means & buffer sizes on the performance of unpaced production lines. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Inderscience, 2015. ⟨hal-01205567⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

425

Files downloads

204