Estimating product workloads in a production system with alternative dissimilar machines operated in a produce-to-order environment

Yohanan Arzi, Adar Kalir

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Abstract

It is difficult to estimate the workload of each product in a production system with alternative dissimilar machines operated in a produce-to-order environment because of the problem of predicting distribution of operations among different machines. Several simple and easily computable indices are commonly used in industry. This paper examines through simulation experiments the feasibility of estimating product workloads using these indices. Results indicate that in certain practical situations and circumstances estimations by the indices are feasible and may meet management requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-147
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Systems
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flexible Manufacturing
  • Linear Programming
  • Processing Times
  • Production Rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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