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Volume 68, 20162016 The 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2016)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Industrial Production and Management|
|Published online||01 August 2016|
A Buffer Analysis in a Transfer Production Line
Dept. of Production Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand
The objective of this paper is to demonstrate a determination of buffer to increase line efficiency in a transfer line where several workstations are linked together by a conveyer. One of the common problems of a transfer line is minor stoppages i.e. part short, machine adjustment, and so on are the typical problems which result in low uptime efficiency and are detrimental to productivity. Thus, buffer stock is designed to mitigate the problem; however, knowledge in determining optimal number of buffers is not prevalent. The buffer analysis using constant downtime distribution is employed in this paper.
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