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Simulation-based Sequencing Algorithm for MRO Operations of Train Couplings

Simulation-based Sequencing Algorithm for MRO Operations of Train Couplings

Kategorien Konferenz (reviewed)
Jahr 2014
Autoren Georgiadis, A.:
Veröffentlicht in 4th WGP Conference, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 1018 (2014), S. 581-588.
Beschreibung

Sequencing rules are often used in production control to improve key Performance indicators, such as cycle time, mean tardiness and on-time delivery. However, for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) processes, there is a development need for sequencing rules, which effectively improve these indicators since specific requirements have to be considered and recent studies have mainly been using standard rules and do not allow a clear conclusion. This paper describes the modeling and validation of a real-case scenario, the MRO of train couplings by means of an event-driven simulation. The simulation model is used in order to derive and test a new sequencing rule, the Fix-and-continue algorithm (FACA), as well as to compare its results with standard sequencing rules concerning average cycle time, mean tardiness and on-time delivery. Thereby, the potential of the algorithm is revealed.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1018.581