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A simulation analyses of factors influencing loading practices in cellular manufacturing

A simulation analyses of factors influencing loading practices in cellular manufacturing Abstract This study compares alternative shop loading procedures for cellular and functional layouts in a variety of operating environments. Factors investigated here include: (1) the extent to which the parts in a family follow a unidirectional flow; (2) shop congestion level; (3) the magnitude of delays in moving batches between departments; and (4) whether the shop was labour constrained. Computer simulation was used to compare the combinations of shop layout and loading procedure on the basis of time in system. Important managerial implications are presented for selecting a layout and loading procedure given the operating environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Production Research Taylor & Francis

A simulation analyses of factors influencing loading practices in cellular manufacturing

A simulation analyses of factors influencing loading practices in cellular manufacturing

International Journal of Production Research , Volume 33 (1): 12 – Jan 1, 1995

Abstract

Abstract This study compares alternative shop loading procedures for cellular and functional layouts in a variety of operating environments. Factors investigated here include: (1) the extent to which the parts in a family follow a unidirectional flow; (2) shop congestion level; (3) the magnitude of delays in moving batches between departments; and (4) whether the shop was labour constrained. Computer simulation was used to compare the combinations of shop layout and loading procedure on the basis of time in system. Important managerial implications are presented for selecting a layout and loading procedure given the operating environment.

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Taylor & Francis
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ISSN
1366-588X
eISSN
0020-7543
DOI
10.1080/00207549508930148
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Abstract

Abstract This study compares alternative shop loading procedures for cellular and functional layouts in a variety of operating environments. Factors investigated here include: (1) the extent to which the parts in a family follow a unidirectional flow; (2) shop congestion level; (3) the magnitude of delays in moving batches between departments; and (4) whether the shop was labour constrained. Computer simulation was used to compare the combinations of shop layout and loading procedure on the basis of time in system. Important managerial implications are presented for selecting a layout and loading procedure given the operating environment.

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International Journal of Production ResearchTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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