A Universal Framework for Lean Design and Control of Automated Material Handling Systems
Paper i proceeding, 2012
Lean design and control of an automated material handling system is investigated in this study. A universal framework for modeling and analysis of different types of material handling mechanisms is introduced to obtain a minimum number of resources in a system design and fulfill a desired throughput. This framework is developed in a discrete event simulation environment and applied to a case study based on a real pallet system technology. The minimal design of the pallet system is realized by devising the system universal model.
Automated material handling system
Discrete event simulation model