Title: Implementation of simulation for the analysis of available layout alternatives of manufacturing plant

Authors: Parveen Sharma

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara – 144411, Punjab, India

Abstract: The analysis of quantitative factors is very complicated and necessary part for any industrial/practical problem. In the present study a simulation based approached has been proposed for analysing such data. In the proposed approach various layout models have been developed and analysed based on some selected factors. The % machine utilisation, total exits, total average time in the system, and total average time blocked have been considered as factors for the evaluation. There can be more than one alternative layout for one industry. The proposed study demonstrates that the performance of the each alternative is highly affected by some factors (i.e. % machine utilisation). The effect of some factors are ignorable on the performance of the layout, it is one of the output of the proposed study.

Keywords: simulation; performance analysis; facility layout; ProModel.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOM.2018.091314

International Journal of Advanced Operations Management, 2018 Vol.10 No.1, pp.19 - 31

Received: 20 Sep 2017
Accepted: 05 Dec 2017

Published online: 24 Apr 2018 *

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