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How successfully does JIT handle machine breakdowns in an automated manufacturing system?

Mustafa Özbayrak (Lecturer, Department of Systems Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)
Gultekin Cagil (Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Sakarya University, Adapazari, Turkey)
Cemalettin Kubat (Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Sakarya University, Adapazari, Turkey)

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038X

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Scheduling a manufacturing system can be one of the most complex tasks in managing an operation. Planning and control systems such as just in time (JIT) can aid scheduling. However, planning and control tools require a fairly stable shopfloor environment to get the best out of them. Many system designs and schedules only consider 100 per cent reliability in machines, and do not take into account random interruptions. In this paper, a simulation model was created to investigate machine and material handling system breakdown problems in a JIT‐driven flexible manufacturing system. Results show that compromises have to be made with JIT control in order to get the best system performance.

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Citation

Özbayrak, M., Cagil, G. and Kubat, C. (2004), "How successfully does JIT handle machine breakdowns in an automated manufacturing system?", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 15 No. 6, pp. 479-494. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380410547889

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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