Simulation of production line improvements in panelised floor manufacturing

Jingwen Wang, Xianfei Yin, Yichen Tian, Xinming Li, Mohamed Al-Hussein

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Abstract

The prefabricated building process offers undeniable advantages and benefits over conventional building techniques. However, the production process for panelised homes is highly variable and the production time for a single home can vary significantly. This paper presents a case study of an established panelised home manufacturer. In the current state, their floor panel production line is identified as having a lower productivity than the rest of the production line, and thus is an area with potential for improvement. To complement the onsite observation, video recordings are captured of the production area, which allows for the collection of more detailed data. The use of simulation will be investigated in this paper to model a floor panel production line in a panelised home manufacturing facility. After evaluating the current-state performance, several proposed changes will be validated in terms of whether or not they should be implemented in the case study manufacturing facility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018
Subtitle of host publicationSeptember 17-19, 2018, Budapest, Hungary
EditorsMichael Affenzeller, Agostino G. Bruzzone, Emilio Jiménez, Francesco Longo, Yuri Merkuryev, Miquel Angel Piera
Place of PublicationRende, CS, Italy
PublisherDime University of Genoa
Pages157-164
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-85741-03-4
ISBN (Print)978-88-85741-06-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018
Conference number: 30

Conference

Conference30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018
Abbreviated titleEMSS
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period17/09/1819/09/18

Keywords

  • Panelised construction manufacturing
  • Production line performance
  • Simulation

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