Decision Support Using Simulation to Improve Productivity: A Case Study
The use of modeling and simulation as a decision aid tool has been widely recognized in the field of production engineering. In this work, modeling and simulation is used to examine, analyze, and recommend improvements for the performance of an existing assembly line within a manufacturing facility. Several key performance indicators (KPIs) are determined to evaluate the performance of the assembly line under study. With the aid of Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) and Line Balancing methods, two improved systems are recommended to enhance the performance of the line under study. Simulation of the two recommended systems show an enhanced performance of the assembly line. © 2020 IEEE.