A simulation study on CONWIP system design for bicycle chain manufacturing

Taho Yang, Yu Hsiu Hung, Kuan Cheng Huang

研究成果: Conference article同行評審

3 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The aim of the study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of Constant Work-in-process (CONWIP) pull system to bike chain production. Two multi-CONWIP production systems (developed by Kaizen, as well as by looking at the bottlenecks) were proposed to prevent WIP accumulations. Simulation was performed on the average lead time and the total WIP of the two multi-CONWIP systems in comparison with those of a current bike chain production system. Results of the comparisons showed that the Kaizen multi-CONWIP system outperformed all the other systems on the average lead time (with up to 42.8% improvements). The bottleneck multi-CONWIP system were able to reduce the WIP volume by over 50%, outperforming the Kaizen multi-CONWIP system and the current production system. These results show that multi-CONWIP has its potential in reducing production lead time and WIP and can better satisfy customer demands.

頁(從 - 到)2477-2481
出版狀態Published - 2019 9月
事件9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, MIM 2019 - Berlin, Germany
持續時間: 2019 8月 282019 8月 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 控制與系統工程


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