MAS 2011 Proceeding

Modeling and Simulation of an assembly line: a new approach for assignment and optimization of activities of operators

Authors:   Domenico Falcone, Alessandro Silvestri, Antonio Forcina, Antonio Pacitto


In the paper we will suggest an approach based on modeling and simulation for the assignment of activities to the operators of a flexible assembly line. Thanks to the above approach, it will be possible to optimize the workload of each operator, in particular to reduce non- value and increase saturation. Through the adoption of a specific modeling logic, we can simulate lines with high flexibility of manufacturing and assembly, in various industrial sectors. Starting from the analysis of a real case and following an incremental approach, a simulation model has been realized, verified and validated, which allows to obtain useful information about production mix; percentages of saturation; lead time and optimization of the assembly line.

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