Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 1993


Richard R. Deckro

Course Title

Manufacturing Systems Simulation

Course Number

EMGT 510


This project analyzes an assembly line using ProModel PC manufacturing simulation software. Full details of the process are not disclosed due to the proprietary nature of the operation, however the results presented have been validated with the actual process and the author has intended to provide enough pertinent information to show the usefulness of simulation. Production design changes have necessitated the revision of 2 of the existing assembly stations. The purpose of this simulation and analysis is to address the impact of these changes on throughput and also evaluate the effect of placing a buffer between the stations which do not have any buffer. The most important constraints for this project were physical space limitations for people and equipment and the time to implement modifications. Dost is a relatively minor consideration in this case and for purposes of this analysis is not considered.


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