Using simulation game and enhancement to overcome two obstacles that block the introduction of SDBR to production management society

Chia Ling Huang*, S. Y. Chen, Rong-Kwei Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Since 2001, the Simplified Drum-Buffer-Rope (SDBR) has received considerable attention. Hundreds of successful SDBR cases have achieved highly reliable due date performance (DDP) with short production lead-time (PLT) and minimum WIP. However, two obstacles have remained, blocking the introduction of SDBR to production management society. The first one is from production managers, who have been less than confident that DDP and PLT can be significantly improved by simply changing the way to manage production (SDBR way). The second is from SDBR itself meaning SDBR application makes an assumption -the total touch time is very small comparing to the current production lead time. However, from our study and experiences of implementing SDBR in local companies, we found out there are such environments where the total touch time is relatively large comparing to their production lead time. In this study, a simulation game and enhancement of SDBR were developed and tested to overcome both obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages957-968
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event4th International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 18 Jul 201318 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference4th International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period18/07/1318/07/13

Keywords

  • Production management
  • Simplified drum-buffer-rope
  • Theory of constraints

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    Huang, C. L., Chen, S. Y., & Li, R-K. (2014). Using simulation game and enhancement to overcome two obstacles that block the introduction of SDBR to production management society. 957-968. Paper presented at 4th International Asia Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management Innovation, IEMI 2013, Taipei, Taiwan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40060-5__92