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Production control mechanism in a divergent production line
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Production control mechanism is a topic that has been broadly investigated by

researchers to date. Each type of production control mechanism has different

performance depending on the situation. However, the situation with high variety

products in a divergent production line has been rarely studied.

In addition to reviewing the history of the production control mechanism and looking

into some of them, this thesis presents a study on the applicability of five different

production control solutions; one proposed push system (capacity constraint), and four

different variants of POLCA and CONWIP control in an automotive production

company with high variety of products and divergent line.

ExtendSim simulation software as a discrete event simulation has been used in order to

simulate the production line and compare solutions. The main criteria for comparing the

performance were throughput, throughput time and level of work in process (WIP).

The study shows that m-CONWIP (as a variant of CONWIP) is recommended in this

situation, as it leads to more reduction in WIP amount and throughput time, while

throughput value does not drop.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
Production Control Mechanism, divergent production line, pull strategy
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14770OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-14770DiVA: diva2:534833
Subject / course
Product and Process Development
Presentation
2012-06-14, Eskilstuna, 16:16 (English)
Uppsok
Technology
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Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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