Dedicated cell loading for manufacturing cells

Anand Iyer, Ronald Askin

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This paper describes extensions made to a queueing model for a policy called Dedicated Cell Loading (DCL) which utilizes cross-trained workers, transfer batches and a temporary dedication strategy to control the movement of part batches through a manufacturing cell. The basic model uses an open queueing network with the parameters for each stage being estimated based on the worker movement and part transfer protocols within the cell. The extension generates better estimates for the flow times of batches by explicitly considering a type of delay called synchronization delay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndustrial Engineering Research - Conference Proceedings
EditorsGuy L. Curry
Place of PublicationNorcross, GA, United States
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 6th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IERC - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: May 17 1997May 18 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 6th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IERC
CityMiami Beach, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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