Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management   »   2012 Vol.4, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Simulation-based optimisation of inspection stations allocation in multi-product manufacturing systems

 

Authors: Przemyslaw Korytkowski; Tomasz Wisniewski

 

Addresses:
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Department of Information Systems' Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, ul. Zolnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland.
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Department of Information Systems' Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, ul. Zolnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland

 

Abstract: In this paper a multi-product production systems (MPPS) with in-line quality control is examined. The problem of determining the optimal inspection strategy that results in lowest total inspection cost, while assuring required outgoing quality level is modelled discrete-event simulation is used to model the production system. The optimal allocation is determined by using a tabu search algorithm.

 

Keywords: modelling; inspection station allocation; multi-product production systems; MPPS; quality control; optimal inspection strategy; inspection cost; discrete-event simulation; tabu search.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2012.045893

 

Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management, 2012 Vol.4, No.1/2, pp.105 - 123

 

Available online: 13 Mar 2012

 

 

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