Simulation based Manufacturing System Improvement focusing on Capacity and MRP Decisions - A Practical Case from Mechanical Engineering

Andreas Josef Peirleitner, Klaus Altendorfer, Thomas Felberbauer

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Abstract

In this paper a practical case from an Austrian mechanical engineering company is presented. Simulation based manufacturing system improvement is applied to their component manufacturing plant. Based on the high number of items in the real case, a method for reduction of simulation model complexity applying item aggregation is developed in this paper. In the first improvement step, strategic capacity investment decisions are supported with the use of simulation. In the second step, a MRP planning parameter optimization is performed to improve service level and inventory. Additionally, the effect of capacity related decisions concerning setup time reduction and load-dependent outsourcing is evaluated. The results of this simulation study show that service level and inventory can be significantly improved by optimization of planning parameters and reduction of setup times. In addition, the study shows that load-dependent outsourcing is a viable alternative to capacity investment.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Titel2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
Redakteure/-innenVictor Chan
Seiten3876-3887
Seitenumfang12
ISBN (elektronisch)9781538634288
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 28 Juni 2017
Veranstaltung2017 Winter Simulation Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA/Vereinigte Staaten
Dauer: 3 Dez. 20176 Dez. 2017

Publikationsreihe

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Konferenz

Konferenz2017 Winter Simulation Conference
Land/GebietUSA/Vereinigte Staaten
OrtLas Vegas, Nevada
Zeitraum03.12.201706.12.2017

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