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.
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 *