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Optimizing real-world factory flows using aggregated discrete event simulation modelling : Creating decision-support through simulation-based optimization and knowledge-extraction

Authors
  • Lidberg, Simon
  • Aslam, Tehseen
  • Pehrsson, Leif
  • Ng, Amos H. C.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10696-019-09362-7
OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-17480
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

Reacting quickly to changing market demands and new variants by improving and adapting industrial systems is an important business advantage. Changes to systems are costly; especially when those systems are already in place. Resources invested should be targeted so that the results of the improvements are maximized. One method allowing this is the combination of discrete event simulation, aggregated models, multi-objective optimization, and data-mining shown in this article. A real-world optimization case study of an industrial problem is conducted resulting in lowering the storage levels, reducing lead time, and lowering batch sizes, showing the potential of optimizing on the factory level. Furthermore, a base for decision-support is presented, generating clusters from the optimization results. These clusters are then used as targets for a decision tree algorithm, creating rules for reaching different solutions for a decision-maker to choose from. Thereby allowing decisions to be driven by data, and not by intuition.  / <p>CC BY 4.0</p>

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