Reliability evaluation for a multi-line production system with reworking actions

Ping Chen Chang, Yi-Kuei Lin

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Abstract

This paper develops a performance evaluation procedure for a multi-line production system with different station failure rates. Considering reworking actions, we propose a graphical-based methodology to model the production system as a stochastic-flow network. First, a transformation technique is utilized to build the production system as a production network. Second, a simple algorithm integrating decomposition technique is proposed to generate the minimal capacity vectors that stations should provide to satisfy the given demand. We evaluate the probability that the production network can meet the demand in terms of the minimal capacity vectors, where the probability is referred to as the system reliability. A tile production system is utilized to demonstrate the performance evaluation procedure. A further decision making issue is discussed based on the derived system reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
Pages55-59
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201228 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design

Conference

Conference18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period26/07/1228/07/12

Keywords

  • Different failure rates
  • Multi-line production system
  • Reworking actions
  • System reliability

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    Chang, P. C., & Lin, Y-K. (2012). Reliability evaluation for a multi-line production system with reworking actions. In Proceedings - 18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design (pp. 55-59). (Proceedings - 18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design).