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    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(2): 109-113 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.2.357

A Simulation Study on the Flow Effectiveness of DBR Scheduling

Horng-Chyi Horng and Kuo-Kai Chien
Abstract—Ability to quick respond to customer demands has been a key competition factor in global market. Traditionally, product cycle time, work-in-process (WIP), order tardiness, and customer’ service levels are used to evaluate manufacturing systems’ performance. However, with rapid technology development toward Industry 4.0, these indices are not enough and unable to provide both prompt and detailed information regarding how congestion the system is. This study simulates a metal processing company where as taking into account a new measurement index about material flow, called flow value. With proper simulation experiments, DBR (Drum-Buffer-Rope) scheduling performs better than hybrid push/pull in most performance indices including flow value. A sensitivity analysis is also provided to show the robustness of DBR scheduling with respect to various demand patterns.

Index Terms—DBR, flow value, hybrid push/pull, simulation.

Horng-Chyi Horng is with the Chaoyang University of Technology Technology, Taichung, 41349 Taiwan (e-mail: hchorng@ cyut.edu.tw).
Kuo-Kai Chien is with the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, 41349 Taiwan (e-mail: kcae86@yahoo.com.tw).


Cite: Horng-Chyi Horng and Kuo-Kai Chien, "A Simulation Study on the Flow Effectiveness of DBR Scheduling," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 109-113, 2018.

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