Simulating the change from a push to pull production system

Gunn, Bruce 2003, Simulating the change from a push to pull production system, in ICME 2003 Conference proceedings, ICME, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Simulating the change from a push to pull production system
Author(s) Gunn, Bruce
Conference name International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering (9th : 2003 : Melbourne, Australia)
Conference location Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 13-15 October 2003
Title of proceedings ICME 2003 Conference proceedings
Editor(s) Brown, R. H.
Publication date 2003
Publisher ICME
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) discrete-event simulation
pull systems
manufacturing
kanban
Summary This paper will document the initial discrete-event simulation performed to study a proposed change from a push to a pull system in an existing manufacturing company. The system is characterised by five machine lines with intermediate buffers, and five major part groupings. A simulation model has been developed to mimic the flow of kanban cards in the physical system, by using a series of requests that propagate back through the facility, which the machines must respond to. The customer
demand therefore controls the level of activity in the plant. The results of the initial modelling steps will be presented in this paper, especially the impact of kanban lot size and demand variability on the output and stability of the production system, from which a set of future work is proposed.
ISBN 1877040177
9781877040177
Language eng
Field of Research 080110 Simulation and Modelling
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005123

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Engineering and Technology
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