Conference Paper

FlexSim Simulation to Enhance Productivity of a Production Cell : A Case Study

Yaser S.
Abdelatif N.
Fahim I.
Emad Y.
Saleh A.
Kassem S.S.

The use of modelling and simulation as a decision-making tool has increasingly been recognized to solve industrial problems. Modeling and simulation are utilized in this study to assess, analyze, and provide recommendations for improving the performance of an existing production cell in a manufacturing plant. To analyze the performance of the assembly line under investigation, multiple key performance indicators (KPIs) are determined. With the aid of FlexSim simulation tool, an improved system is recommended after running more than 90 different scenarios to enhance the productivity. The improved scenario showed an increase in production level that eliminated the need to have overtime labor costs. © 2021 IEEE.