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Design and Analysis of Material Handling System with Simulation-Based Optimization
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science. (Production and Automation)
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In today’s world, simulation and optimization are playing a vital role in reducing the time, cost and preserving resources. In manufacturing industries, there are ample amount of problems that go on with the expansion of the industry. In such cases, to tackle these problems simulation can be helpful to check whether any change in the current situation makes any effect on the current efficiency of the overall plant. In the presented case study, a solution to the problem of internal and external logistics has been designed by using simulation and optimization to improve part of a material flow of an organization. Basically, the organization whose major production is established in the south of Sweden deals with the manufacturing and assembly of equipment. Before the dispatch, all of them go to the painting section which is the expansion of the present shop floor. However, the design and analysis of the material handling system to feed the new painting line which is going to be established by the organization is the aim of this case study. While achieving this aim the literature regarding the discrete event simulation, Lean and Simulation-Based optimization related to the material handling system has been done. Furthermore, the appropriate material handling systems along with the different scenarios were suggested to reduce the cost and the lead times between the production line and the new painting line. To support this process a methodology combining simulation, optimization and lean production has been implemented under the framework of the design and creation research strategy. In the Kaizen workshop organized at a company with managers and stakeholders, the designed scenarios were presented and after some discussion one of them was chosen and the selected scenario was designed and optimized. Moreover, the Simulation-Based multi-objective optimization has been helpful for the optimization of the designed model proposed as a final solution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 67
Keywords [en]
Discrete Event Simulation, Material Handling System, Lean and Simulation-Based Optimization
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-16411DiVA, id: diva2:1264247
Subject / course
Automation Engineering
Educational program
Industrial Systems Engineering - Master’s Programme
Presentation
2018-10-29, P 201, University of skövde, Sweden, Skövde, 15:30 (English)
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Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved

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