Published: Jun 30, 2006 7:18:56 AM
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The fifth discussion in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering summer seminar series will be held Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m. in Dunstan 202. Master's degree candidate, Abishek Ramesh, will discuss bottleneck detection and mitigation in serial production systems. The university community is invited to attend.
The seminar will include an overview of serial production systems. These assembly-line systems consist of a series of stations responsible for discrete aspects of a product's production. Common examples include automobile and printed board circuit assembly lines.
In the past, a variety of analytical models have been used to analyze these systems, however all have simplified the actual processes to help make the models mathematically traceable. Ramesh will discuss a modeling method that more accurately models these systems, providing superior detection and prevention of manufacturing bottlenecks. Simulation studies on different serial manufacturing lines will be discussed to illustrate the effectiveness of the techniques developed.