Integrated analysis of productivity and quality in serial production lines with repairs

Feng Ju, Jingshan Li, Guoxian Xiao

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Abstract

In serial production lines with repairs, unreliable machines and finite buffers, the quality variation of products may stack up along the line so that the upstream quality may impact downstream, and also impose an effect on the throughput of conforming products. Thus, productivity and quality are tightly coupled. This paper presents an integrated model of productivity and quality in such systems. Analytical methods based on overlapping decomposition approach have been developed to estimate line production rate of conforming parts. The convergence of the method has been proved analytically and the accuracy of the estimation is justified numerically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
Pages2322-2331
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 18 2013May 22 2013

Other

OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/18/135/22/13

Keywords

  • Integration
  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Repair
  • Serial line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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