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The application of spreadsheet model based on queuing network to optimize capacity utilization in product development

Marsudi, Muhammad and Abdul Wahab, Dzuraidah and Che Haron, Che Hasan (2009) The application of spreadsheet model based on queuing network to optimize capacity utilization in product development. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 1 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1985-854X

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Abstract

Modeling of a manufacturing system enables one to identify the effects of key design parameters on the system performance and as a result make the correct decision. This paper proposes a manufacturing system modeling approach using computer spreadsheet software, in which a static capacity planning model and stochastic queuing model are integrated. The model was used to optimize the existing system utilization in relation to product design. The model incorporates a few parameters such as utilization, cycle time, throughput, and batch size. It is predicted that design changes initiated as a result of analysis using the model reduced subsequent manufacturing costs significantly and also can reduce the launch program by a few years, because confidence in the model justified the commissioning of full-scale manufacturing equipment when the product was still only at the concept stage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: manufacturing system; product; spreadsheet model utilization
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Nurhafiza Hamzah
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 01:57
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2011 01:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/475
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