Manufacturing Line Commissioning

Assembly Line

Manufacturing line design configuration with optimized resource groups

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Author: Takahiro Nakano

Topics: Genetic Algorithm, Manufacturing Line Commissioning

Organizations: Hitachi

Skilled line engineers spend several months designing a manufacturing line based on their experience. Optimization of the four design specifications from the viewpoint of productivity and equipment continuity is required for the line design process. However, these four design specifications are highly dependent on each other and the number of feasible combinations of the specifications is enormous and difficult to automate.

To solve these issues, our research introduces the concept of a resource group that enables a methodology to solve the four design items hierarchically and develops methods to quickly build new manufacturing lines in response to changes in product varieties and manufacturing fluctuations in a factory.

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