his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Pacemaker, bottleneck and order decoupling point in lean production systems
Product Engineering Department, IDEKO IK4 Technological Centre, Spain.
Business Organization, Management and Product Design Department, University of Girona, Spain.
Research and Development Department, ULMA Handling Systems, Spain.
2009 (English)In: International journal of industrial engineering, ISSN 1072-4761, Vol. 16, no 4, 293-304 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article as follows: The first is to clarify the theories underlying the definition of three concepts- Pacemaker, Bottleneck and Order Decoupling Point- in the field of production systems design, planning and control; the second is to demonstrate the existing interrelations between the three concepts; and third, to set out guidelines that will make identifying and defining these concepts easier, when attempting to design or redesign a system using a lean production approach. It is hoped that this paper will fill a gap in the literature by relating these three concepts from different points of view, as well as offer practical guidelines to academics or professionals involved in the design, or redesign, of a production system Keeping this in mind, the findings portrayed in this publication have been organized into the following sections. First the article describes the literature review process that led to acceptable theoretical descriptions for each of the three concepts. Then, from a conceptual point of view and depending on production strategy - Made-To-Order (MTO) or Made-To-Stock (MTS) -a set of considerations, in different practical situations are made establishing the relationships between each of the concepts. At the same time this document provides some procedural guidelines to help identify the three concepts. Then a practical case of production system redesign is proposed, in which aspects and methods described in this article are used. Finally, conclusions are drawn at the end. © INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Journal of Industrial Engineering , 2009. Vol. 16, no 4, 293-304 p.
Keyword [en]
Bottleneck process, Lean production, Order decoupling point, Pacemaker process, Planning and control, Production system design, Decoupling point, Production system designs, Design, Production engineering, Systems analysis, Process control
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10692ISI: 000283345100005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77949310034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10692DiVA: diva2:789508
Note

References: Chen, Y.C., Lee, C.E., Bottleneck-based group scheduling in a flow line cell (1998) International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 5 (4), pp. 288-300; Christopher, M., Towill, D.R., Supply chain migration from Lean functional to Agile and customized (2000) Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 4, pp. 209-213; Cox, J.F., Spencer, M.S., (1998) The Constraints Management Handbook, , CRC Press, Florida, USA; Dangayach, G.S., Deshmukh, S.G., Manufacturing strategy. Literature review and some issues (2001) International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 21 (7), pp. 884-932; Manufuture, a vision for 2020 (2004) Assuring the Future of Manufacturing in Europe, , European Commission, Luxemburg; Goldratt, E.M., Fox, R.E., (1986) The Race, , North River Press, Massachusetts, USA; Goldratt, E.M., Cox, J., (1992) The Goal. A Process of Ongoing Improvement, , North River Press, Massachusetts, USA; Gutierrez, R.S., Crispin, M.A., An order scheduling system in MTO/MTS environments: A case study (2005) International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 12 (1), pp. 58-67; Hines, P., Rich, N., The seven value stream mapping tools (1997) International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 17, pp. 146-164; Hoekstra, S., Romme, J., (1992) Integrated Logistic Structures: Developing Customer Oriented Good Flows, , Mc Graw Hill, London, United Kingdom; Hopp, W.J., Spearman, M.L., (2000), Factory physics: foundations of manufacturing management, Mc Graw Hill, New York, USAHopp, W.J., Spearman, M.L., (2002) Factory Physics. White Paper Series. To Pull Or Not to Pull, What Is the Question?, , http://www.aug.edu, Available (Visited on May 2004); Hunt, I., O'Sullivan, D., Rolstadas, A., Horan, M., Precup, L., Survey of manufacturing curricula from around the world (2004) Production Planning and Control, 15, pp. 171-179; Hunter, S.L., Lean production design: Parallel pull flow (2006) International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Theory, Applications and Practice, 13 (3), pp. 254-259; Hyer, N.L., Wemmerlöv, U., (2001) Reorganizing the Factory Competing through Cellular Manufacturing, , Productivity Press; Marchwinski, C., Shook, J., (2003) Lean Lexicon: A Graphical Glossary for Lean Thinkers, , Lean Enterprise Institute, Massachusetts, USA; Mather, H., Woodhead, J., (1999) How to Profitably Delight Your Customers, , T&F, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Modarress, B., Ansari, A., Lockwood, D.L., Kaizen costing for lean manufacturing: A case study (2005) International Journal of Production Research, 43 (9), pp. 1751-1760; Nave, D., How to compare six sigma, lean and the theory of constraints (2002) Quality Progress, 35 (3), pp. 73-78; Naylor, J.B., Naim, M.M., Berry, D., Leagility: Integrating the lean and agile manufacturing paradigms in the total supply chain (1999) International Journal of Production Economics, 62, pp. 107-118; Olhager, J., Strategic positioning of the order penetration point (2003) International Journal of Production Economics, 85 (3), pp. 319-329; Rahman, S., Theory of constraints. A review of the philosophy and its applications (1998) International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 18 (4), pp. 336-355; Rother, M., (2004) Value Stream Mapping in A Make to Order Environment, , http://www.Lean.org, Available (Visited on September 2004); Rother, M., Shook, J., (1998) Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and Eliminate Muda, , The Lean Enterprise Institute, Massachusetts, USA; Segerstedt, A., Escape from the unnecessary, some guidelines for production management (1999) Production Planning and Control, 10 (2), pp. 194-199; Serrano, I., Ochoa, C., De Castro, R., Evaluation of value stream mapping in manufacturing systems redesigning (2006) International Journal of Production Research, 46 (16), pp. 4409-4430; Shingo, S., (1989) A Study of the Toyota Production System from an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint, , Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press; Singh, R.K., Kumar, S., Choudhury, A.K., Tiwari, M.K., Lean tool selection in a die casting unit: A fuzzy-based decision support heuristic (2006) International Journal of Production Research, 44 (7), pp. 1399-1429; Smalley, A., (2004) Creating Level Pull, , The Lean Enterprise Institute, Massachusetts, USA; Van Hoek, R., The rediscovery of postponement a literature review and directions for further research (2001) Journal of Operations Management, 19, pp. 161-184; Woeppel, M.J., (2000) Manufacturer's Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints, , St. Lucie Press, Florida, USA; Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T., Lean thinking (1996) Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation Touchstone Books, , London, United Kingdom; Yusuf, Y.Y., Adeleye, E.O., A comparative study of Lean and Agile manufacturing with a related survey of current practices in the UK (2002) International Journal of Production Research, 40 (17), pp. 4545-4562

Available from: 2015-02-19 Created: 2015-02-19 Last updated: 2015-02-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Scopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Goienetxea Uriarte, Ainhoa
In the same journal
International journal of industrial engineering
Other Engineering and Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 1220 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf