Title: Simulation analysis of a manufacturing company

Authors: Tommy King-Yin Cheung

Addresses: Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Abstract: Traditionally, many manufacturing companies focused more on the higher level of operation management, like assigning tasks to workers, and work scheduling. They often ignored low level operations and their timing optimisation. As a result, a lot of these manufacturers suffer from inefficient and uncoordinated operations. Bottleneck would inevitably occur at some stages of the production, which caused the work-in-process goods to build up everywhere in the production plant. This paper used a simulation approach to analyse the low level manufacturing operations in details with the objective to identify the bottleneck and resolve the work-in-process inventory problem, without production out degradation.

Keywords: simulation; manufacturing; process; work-in-process; WIP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2019.100987

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2019 Vol.6 No.3, pp.262 - 284

Received: 23 Nov 2017
Accepted: 04 Apr 2018

Published online: 05 Jul 2019 *

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