Simulation-based analysis and productivity improvement of a fully automatic bottle-filling production system: A practical case study

Tarek Al-Hawari, Faisal Aqlan, MU'Aweyah Al-Buhaisi, Zaid Al-Faqeer

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Abstract

In this paper, a simulation study was carried out to improve the productivity of a fully automatic bottle-filling production system. An in-depth analysis of the system was performed in an attempt to increase its throughput and overall productivity. A simulation model was developed for the current system to ascertain its limitations and problems. The relevant performance measures are analyzed and a set of changes and improvements to the actual system were proposed. Furthermore, an optimization study on the relevant parameters was conducted in order to find the values that lead to increased productivity and throughput. In addition, downtime analysis was performed using statistical techniques to optimize uptime and reduce machine failures. Simple actions were suggested which can lead to considerable increase in efficiency, productivity and profitability of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCMS 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation
Pages195-199
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 27 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, ICCMS 2010 - Sanya, China
Duration: Jan 22 2010Jan 24 2010

Publication series

NameICCMS 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation
Volume4

Other

Other2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, ICCMS 2010
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period1/22/101/24/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Al-Hawari, T., Aqlan, F., Al-Buhaisi, MUA., & Al-Faqeer, Z. (2010). Simulation-based analysis and productivity improvement of a fully automatic bottle-filling production system: A practical case study. In ICCMS 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation (pp. 195-199). [5421488] (ICCMS 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCMS.2010.212