Layout Optimization of a repair facility using discrete event simulation

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dc.contributor.author Prajapat, Neha
dc.contributor.author Waller, Tony
dc.contributor.author Young, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Tiwari, Ashutosh
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-15T11:27:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-15T11:27:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-16
dc.identifier.citation Prajapat N, Waller T, Young J, Tiwari A. Layout Optimization of a repair facility using discrete event simulation. Procedia CIRP, Volume 56, 2016, pp. 574-579 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2212-8271
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.10.113
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11446
dc.description.abstract Technological advancements in the field of simulation have enabled production managers to model and simulate their facilities under various scenarios, in order to optimize system performance. In particular the reconfiguration of factory layouts can be time consuming and expensive; Discrete Event Simulation (DES) can be used to model and assess various scenarios to assist production managers with layout planning. Significant benefits can be achieved through the use of DES for factory layout optimization including: decreased lead times, reduced manufacturing costs, efficient materials handling and increased profit. This paper presents the development of a DES model in WITNESS for the analysis and factory layout optimization of a repair facility. The aim of the model is to allow decision makers to assess various layouts and configurations with a view to optimize production. The model has been built with a link to an Excel spreadsheet to enable data input and the visualization of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Specific functions have been built into the simulation model to set and save new layouts within Excel to facilitate layout optimization. The model will be used to optimize the factory configuration. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Discrete event simulation en_UK
dc.subject Factory layout optimization en_UK
dc.title Layout Optimization of a repair facility using discrete event simulation en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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