Using DES/ABS Approach to Model and Simulate Bus Assembling Process
This paper presents the results of the project, which goal is to analyze the production process capability after reengineering the assembly process due to expansion of a bus production plant. The verification of the designed work organization for the new configuration of workstations on new production hall is necessary. The simulation model is the best tool for visualization and verification of the work organization based on individual workteams which are supporting particular workstations. Owing to the simulation it is possible to define the imperfections of this conception and elaborate improvements which will minimize the idleness of workers and downtime occurring in the assembly process. The objective of performed activities is to provide assurance that the new organization of assembly process will lead to maximum utilization of production capacity in the company. To solve described problems authors propose a method based on mixing DES (Discrete Event Simulation) and ABS (Agent Based Simulation) approach. DES was used to model the main process – material flow (buses), ABS was used to model assembling operations of teams of workers.
KeywordsAgent based modeling Simulation Assembling Production plant
Presented research works are carried out under the project – status activities of Faculty o Engineering Management DS 2016 Poznan University of Technology.
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