Analysis of production layout alternatives using lean techniques and Monte Carlo simulation

David Henry, David Shindledecker, Faisal Aqlan

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Abstract

With business pressures on the rise, it is more important than ever to stay competitive and develop unique ways to reduce costs. Companies should focus on minimizing non-value added work to decrease indirect material costs and improve material movement throughout the plant. In this paper, we present a study to analyze production layouts in a manufacturing company utilizing Lean techniques and Monte Carlo simulation. We consider three layout alternatives for a stockroom with the objective to reduce material movement and non-value added work as well as improve safety by reducing forklift traffic. Results from the case study show that the current location of the stockroom is the optimal when considering distance of travel and cost of moving the material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1154-1161
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018
Issue numberSEP
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event3rd North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2018 -
Duration: Sep 27 2018Sep 29 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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