The use of a multiple attribute decision-making method and value stream mapping in solving the pacemaker location problem

Ta-Ho Yang, Jiunn Chenn Lu

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Abstract

This research focuses on solving the multistage processes pacemaker location problem. The aim is to implement lean continuous flow that can satisfy both a high service-level and low inventory cost. Simultaneously, we consider sophisticated variability, such as multi-products, random setup, random breakdown, yield loss, and batch processes, and other contingencies. The problem can be solved by a combination of multiple attribute decision-making and value stream mapping. A lean-pull production strategy adopts two work-in-process setups, and one supermarket as a buffer to create continuous flow. A practical thin film transistor-liquid crystal display manufacturing case study is utilised to illustrate the proposed method. The simulation results indicate that the inventory cost was reduced by over 57% after implementing a lean-pull production strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2793-2817
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 15

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Pacemakers
Decision making
Thin film transistors
Liquid crystal displays
Costs
Lean production
Location problem
Multiple attribute decision making
Value stream mapping
Production strategy
Pull
Inventory cost

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Strategy and Management

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