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Evaluation of different dispatching rules in computer integrated manufacturing using design of experiment techniques

Jaya, Nasrullah (2015) Evaluation of different dispatching rules in computer integrated manufacturing using design of experiment techniques. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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This research is based on the study of process planning and scheduling in job shop flexible manufacturing systems. This project need to evaluate planning algorithms, determine appropriate algorithms and suggest better algorithm as a tool to optimize the process planning. Extensive computational experiments are carried out to verify the efficiency of our algorithm using OpenCIM software. By using the OpenCIM simulation software, the evalution of planning algorithms were carried out base on different scheduling algorithms such as First In First Out (FIFO), Shortest Processing Time (SPT), and Maximum Priority. The target of this study is to evaluate the performance of selected dispatching rules for different operation on the existing Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) facility using a simulation model against different performance measures and to compare the results with the literature. Three factors with three levels of severity along with 3 different scheduling dispatching rules, a 3 x 3 x 3 = 27 full factorial Design of Experiment (DOE) set-up were used to evaluated the performance of the system under study. Analysis of variance (AVONA) was used to identify the interactions between factors. Three performance measures, Total Run Time, Maximum Queue Length and Machine Efficiency were used in the experiments. The system performance depended on Machine Efficiency when the number of released parts is maximum and the number of priority is minimum. Furthermore, considering the maximum queue length, the system performs much better when the selected dispatching rule is either MAX PRIORITY or SPT with number of priority is one and number of part release is eight. The system’s total run time performs markedly better when the number of released parts is set at eight or higher. It was concluded that the overall best simple dispatching rules among all other simple rules in order of their performance are Shortest Processing Time (SPT), Maximum Priority, First In First Out (FIFO).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Mrs Hasliza Hamdan
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 09:20
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 09:20
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7784
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