Simulation-based comparison of pull-push system in motorcycle assembly line

Umchid, Sutee & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2013) Simulation-based comparison of pull-push system in motorcycle assembly line. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 241-244, pp. 1507-1513.

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To investigate the effects of adopting a pull system in assembly lines in contrast to a push system, simulation software called “ARENA” is used as a tool in order to present numerical results from both systems. Simulation scenarios are created to evaluate the effects of attributes changing in assembly systems, with influential factors including the change of manufacturing system (push system to pull system) and variation of demand. Moreover, pull system manufacturing consists of the addition attribute, which is the number of buffer storage. This paper will provide an analysis based on a previous case study, hence process time and workflow refer to the journal name “Optimising and simulating the assembly line balancing problem in a motorcycle manufacturing company: a case study” [2]. The implementation of the pull system mechanism is to produce a system improvement in terms of the number of Work-In-Process (WIP), total time of products in the system, and the number of finished product inventory, while retaining the same throughput.

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ID Code: 54126
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Assembly Line, pull system, push system, buffer storage, line balancing, work-in-process
DOI: 10.4028/
ISSN: 1660-9336
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl. Textiles) (091006)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation (091307)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Trans Tech Publications
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2012 23:18
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 15:13

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