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Throughput analysis of production systems: recent advances and future topics

Jingshan Li, Dennis E. Blumenfeld, Ningjian Huang, Jeffrey M. Alden
2009 International Journal of Production Research  
A substantial amount of research has been devoted to developing analytical methods to estimate the throughput of production systems with unreliable machines and finite buffers.  ...  In addition to the performance evaluation of serial lines, approximation methods for more complex systems, such as assembly/disassembly systems, parallel lines, split and merge, closed-loop systems, etc  ...  Acknowledgement The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00207540701829752 fatcat:ifkadzsxjvfnrkqx5jtlvj3eua

The state of the art on buffer allocation problem: a comprehensive survey

Leyla Demir, Semra Tunali, Deniz Tursel Eliiyi
2012 Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing  
The problem deals with finding optimal buffer sizes to be allocated into buffer areas in a production system to achieve a specific objective.  ...  To provide a systematic review of current relevant research, first studies are grouped in two categories: 1. Reliable production lines, 2. Unreliable production lines.  ...  Han and Park (2002) presented an approximation method for the analysis of average steady state throughput of serial production lines with unreliable machines, finite buffers and quality inspection machines  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10845-012-0687-9 fatcat:xfpfs6d2wngzbkq6hzr2g2lyke

Overlapping Decomposition: A System-Theoretic Method for Modeling and Analysis of Complex Manufacturing Systems

J. Li
2005 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
The idea of the method is to decompose the complex system into a set of serial production lines, with the first or last machines of each serial line overlapped with another line, and to modify the parameters  ...  Iterative procedures are introduced to estimate the system production rate.  ...  With these probabilities, using the serial line evaluation method, we can calculate the production rate of each line and analyze the performance of the whole system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2004.835576 fatcat:c5yi4vzltzdpte6tkicapjqw4q

A Finite State Method in the Performance Evaluation of the Bernoulli Serial Production Lines

Neven Hadžić, Viktor Ložar, Filip Abdulaj
2020 Applied Sciences  
Research on the performance measure evaluation of Bernoulli serial production lines is presented in this paper.  ...  Simple and differentiable expressions for the performance measures including the production rate, the work-in-process, and the probabilities of machine blockage and starvation are formulated.  ...  lines, closed Bernoulli lines, Bernoulli lines with rework, assembly systems, the steady-state and transient behavior of transition systems, etc.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10186602 fatcat:rqt6r4wnjbejddzliczlnyyfua

Modeling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems With Parallel Lines

J. Li
2004 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  
This note is devoted to the study of manufacturing systems with parallel production lines.  ...  By using overlapping decomposition method, a convergent recursive procedure is presented to estimate system production rate with high accuracy.  ...  The idea of the approximation is to decompose the production system i)-vii) into a set of serial lines, with the first or last machines in one serial line overlapped with another line, and to modify the  ... 
doi:10.1109/tac.2004.835584 fatcat:gab2vj5pqjevnfnlyhu443cjam

Optimal buffer inventories for multistage production systems with failures

Paul A. Jensen, Ramakrishnan Pakath, James R. Wilson
1991 European Journal of Operational Research  
Recently, several procedures have been developed to solve the problem of optimal location and sizing for buffer inventories in a serial production system that is subject to random variations in the magnitude  ...  To handle production systems of realistic complexity, we have developed a simplified mathematical model and an efficient solution procedure based on dynamic programming.  ...  Pakath from the President's Fund for Excellence, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. James R.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0377-2217(91)90307-h fatcat:ztxrauepu5etdausyksw5deomy

Development of an Efficient Prediction Model for Optimal Design of Serial Production Lines

Hisham Alkhalefah, Jaber E. Abu Qudeiri, Usama Umer, Mustufa Haider Abidi, Ahmed Elkaseer
2021 IEEE Access  
Serial production line (SPL) is a common form of mass production systems in modern plants.  ...  [38] proposed an improved aggregation method to improve the prediction accuracy of traditional aggregation method for the Bernoulli serial production lines with unreliable machines and finite buffers  ...  and reviewer for a number of journals, and to act as a scientific committee chair and program committee member for a number of international conferences.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3074356 fatcat:b4obye6lrvfehlrbk3wvmk5hh4

Serial production line performance under random variation: Dealing with the 'Law of Variability'

Rodrigo Romero-Silva, Erika Marsillac, Sabry Shaaban, Margarita Hurtado-Hernández
2019 Journal of manufacturing systems  
A B S T R A C T Many Queueing Theory and Production Management studies have investigated specific effects of variability on the performance of serial lines since variability has a significant impact on  ...  understand and manage the effects of variability and design factors related to improving serial production line performance, i.e. throughput, inter-departure time and flow time, under random variation  ...  Mean throughput (TH ) for an unsaturated line with infinite buffers and work conserving properties is equal to the mean arrival rate of the system.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2019.01.005 fatcat:shb543zryvdtrbggebq5nntpya

Throughput Analysis in Automotive Paint Shops: A Case Study

J. Li
2004 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
The idea of the method is to decompose the system into a couple of serial lines and modify the parameters of overlapping machines to accommodate the effects of other lines.  ...  In this paper, an overlapping decomposition method is used to estimate the throughput of a production system with multiple rework loops.  ...  In addition, by using Taylor series expansions, an approximation method is described in [12] for highly reliable closed-loop systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2004.829431 fatcat:txwkltoiczbdzh55jblh7r75du

Accuracy of Semi-Analytical and Numerical Approaches in the Evaluation of Serial Bernoulli Production Lines

Viktor Ložar, Neven Hadžić, Tihomir Opetuk, Vedran Slapničar
2021 Mathematics  
Four mathematical approaches toward the modeling of steady-state behavior of serial Bernoulli production lines were considered in this study, namely, the analytical approach, the finite state method, the  ...  The manufacturing industry has a great impact on the economic growth of countries.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/math9131461 fatcat:svzv6p6unnfshf7usk2i22qwbu

Statistical Evaluation of Semi-Analytical, Analytical, and Numerical Models of the Serial Production Lines

Viktor Ložar, Tihomir Opetuk, Hrvoje Cajner, Neven Hadžić, Jerolim Andrić
2021 Tehnički glasnik  
Production lines are the backbone of the manufacturing industry. To gain the best profit out of a line it is necessary to design each line using the production system engineering.  ...  We analyzed the interaction between the input data and the output data for the finite state method in an illustrative example, using a full factorial design and the Design Expert software  ...  For longer serial lines with more machines and buffers, this approach was not suitable except for a three-machine line under specific circumstances, [8] .  ... 
doi:10.31803/tg-20210806123001 fatcat:ukw5trs7knbu7l4idmwqpgn5ri

Using pde model and system dynamics model for describing multi-operation production lines

Oleh Pihnastyi, Daria Yemelianova, Dmytro Lysytsia
2020 Zenodo  
Synchronization of production line equipment performance is provided by an accumulating buffer.  ...  For production lines with a different number of operations, the solution to the problem of processing parts along a production line is presented.  ...  Formalized description of a production line A production line at an enterprise with the flow production method is a set of in-line or parallel equipment a m in accordance with the technological route of  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4252699 fatcat:h5kf6ya7tfd6tnz6ogywml3hdi

Using PDE model and system dynamics model for describing multi-operation production lines

Oleh Pihnastyi, Daria Yemelianova, Dmytro Lysytsia
2020 Eastern-European Journal of Enterprise Technologies  
The system of level and rate equations is a tool for describing distributed production systems, technolog- Introduction A production line is a progressive method of organizing production.  ...  the use of many common models for describing production lines.  ...  Formalized description of a production line A production line at an enterprise with the flow production method is a set of in-line or parallel equipment a m in accordance with the technological route of  ... 
doi:10.15587/1729-4061.2020.210750 fatcat:bu3ac7k3bbd6hkgy2vlelrugsy

Throughput Analysis for Manufacturing Serial Systems using Discrete-Event Simulation and Analytical Calculation

Hema Vanasarla, Herman Tang
2022 Engineering & Technology Review  
of serial manufacturing for increasing performance.  ...  The results of analytical calculations and DES model throughputs are close, which explains the framework applying the production line cases that are proved effective to the system reliability challenge  ...  Case-1: In L-B-L (Line-Buffer-Line) system, which means Line-Buffer-Line, consisting of 20 workstations and a buffer, where there are 10 workstations for the first line continued with buffer and 10 workstations  ... 
doi:10.47285/etr.v3i1.117 fatcat:ydvlmdh6sffcldepd5xkn4dkca

Modular production line optimization: The exPLORE architecture

Diomidis D. Spinellis, Chrissoleon T. Papadopoulos
2001 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
The general design problem in serial production lines concerns the allocation of resources such as the number of servers, their service rates, and buffers given production-specific constraints, associated  ...  We describe the design of exPLOre: a modular, objectoriented, production line optimization software architecture.  ...  As an example it is possible to obtain an exact buffer configuration for a small production line using full enumeration and the decomposition method.  ... 
doi:10.1155/s1024123x00001460 fatcat:ogpuxj5h4jfn3ipxqjlhtitcqm
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