Authors: Ali Azadeh, Moeed Haghnevis, Yasaman Khodadadegan
Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Department of Engineering Optimization Research, Center of Excellence for Intelligent Experimental Mechanics, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11365-4563, Tehran, Iran. ' Department of Industrial, Systems and Operations Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, GWC 502, P.O. Box 875906, Tempe, AZ 85287 5906, USA. ' Department of Industrial, Systems and Operations Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, GWC 502, P.O. Box 875906, Tempe, AZ 85287 5906, USA
Abstract: Manufacturing processes have become more complex in the advance technology. Spectrum disciplines make a big challenge in some manufacturing and production systems that have to follow dependent sequences. This study presents a method for modelling of complex production systems with mix queue priorities and service discipline. In such systems, each group of jobs is allowed to be in service for limited amount of time. Jobs that have similar group number with the job in service will be located in the highest priority position and other groups are ranked in a queue according to spectrum discipline. The objective of this study is modelling of complex manufacturing and production systems with dependent priority queues where no closed form expression and mathematical models have been developed. A case study is presented to show applicability of the model. The approach of this study for such complex settings may be easily extended to other similar production systems.
Keywords: complex production systems; computer simulation; priority queues; service discipline; spectrum disciplines; dependent sequences; priority positions; group rankings; industrial engineering; systems engineering.
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010 Vol.6 No.1, pp.79 - 91
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