Simulation-based performance evaluation of a manufacturing facility with vertical as/rs

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Abstract

Klein Mechanisch Werkplaats Eindhoven (KMWE) is a precision manufacturing company situated in the Netherlands and recently relocated to a new location known as the ‘Brainport Industries Campus’ (BIC). This move allowed KMWE to improve the performance of its manufacturing facility known as the ‘Tool
Service Center’ (TSC) by investing in vertical automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RSs). However, these decisions needed to be made under input uncertainties since the move to BIC and modernization of existing equipment would cause changes in operating parameters inside the facility, over which little information was known in advance. In this study, we show how hybrid simulation modelling was used to assess the impact of input uncertainties (such as operator productivity, vertical storage height) on the throughput performance of TSC. Ultimately, the outcomes of this research project were used by KMWE to make an investment decision on new equipment acquisition quantity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWSC 2019- 2019 Winter Simulation Conference
EditorsN. Mustafee, K.-H.G. Bae, S. Lazarova-Molnar, M. Rabe, C. Szabo, P. Haas, Y.-J. Son
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages2001-2012
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3283-9
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Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2019) - National Harbor, MD, USA, National Harbor, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201911 Dec 2019
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Conference2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2019)
Abbreviated titleWSC2019
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor
Period8/12/1911/12/19
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Singh, N., Herps, K., Martagan, T. G., & Adan, I. J. B. F. (2019). Simulation-based performance evaluation of a manufacturing facility with vertical as/rs. In N. Mustafee, K-HG. Bae, S. Lazarova-Molnar, M. Rabe, C. Szabo, P. Haas, & Y-J. Son (Eds.), WSC 2019- 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 2001-2012). [9004715] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004715