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Title: Dynamical behaviour of cyclic production lines under instationary conditions with a system dynamics approach
Authors : Engeler, Meinrad
Heitz, Christoph
Zaglauer, Helmut
Proceedings: Global challenges in manufacturing
Pages : 666
Pages to: 673
Conference details: IMS 2004, International IMS Forum, Global Challenges in Manufacturing, Part 1, Cernobbio, 17–19 May 2004
Editors of the parent work: Taisch, Marco
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Politecnico di Milano
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Milano
Issue Date: 2004
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Manufacturing; Operations management; Modelling
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the dynamical behaviour of cyclic production lines under the presence of stochasticity An approach is presented which allows the modeling of a large part of the production line as a single module, which is characterized by a holistic description covering the effective dynamical behaviour by means of a system dynamics approach. To this aim, a module is viewed as a system which is described by two binary random variables describing the module?s behaviour at its beginning and its end. These random variables are controlled by a state variable N(t) which denotes the mean number of items in the module. The dynamics of the module is then given by a system dynamics approach where the change of stock equals the difference of incoming and outgoing flow. It is shown by a simulation study that this simple approximate model is able to reproduce correctly typical dynamical features of the filling-up process of a production line.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-1885
ISBN: 88-901168-9-7
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