MAS 2012 Proceeding

Modeling selectivity banks for mixed model assembly lines

Authors:   Alex Blatchford, Yakov Fradkin, Oleg Gusikhin, Ravi Lote, Marco Pucciano, Onur Ulgen


This paper presents a simulation study on the influence of different designs and operational policies of selectivity banks on the efficiency of automotive assembly sequencing. Specifically, we analyse whether or not a bypass lane could improve the performance of selectivity banks. A special purpose simulation framework has been developed and implemented using Witness simulation integrated with an Excel file containing the dataset and the decision making algorithms.

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