Variant simulation in design and risk estimation of manufacturing system

Anna Burduk (Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Production Engineering and Automation, Wroclaw, Poland)
Edward Chlebus (Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Production Engineering and Automation, Wroclaw, Poland)

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038X

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

Purpose

To show necessity of risk evaluation during modelling and simulation of production systems. To show an approach to risk evaluation of manufacturing system which has serial reliability structure.

Design/methodology/approach

Modelling and simulation of a manufacturing system allows one to conduct verification of different solutions in the area of production planning, before they are started. This is impossible with traditional methods.

Findings

Reliable results of simulation research can be obtained only if they are based on an integrated model of the company, that covers all components of the manufacturing process including also its organization and risk in production processes.

Practical implications

The paper describes the stages and results of a project carried out in 2002 in an international company. The proposed method of risk evaluation may be helpful to determine the risk level in the chosen production line and eventually for the whole enterprise manufacturing systems.

Originality/value

The risk concept was treated as a synonym of unreliability. This kind of approach enabled decomposition of the production system into several areas and determination of the reliability structure.

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Citation

Burduk, A. and Chlebus, E. (2006), "Variant simulation in design and risk estimation of manufacturing system", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 448-459. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380610662870

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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