ISE 495 simulation

ISE 495 simulation - Final Assembly: Ryan Sanders The...

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Final Assembly : Ryan Sanders The portion of the simulation I was in charge of was the final assembly. In comparison to the construction of other parts such as the wings, fuselage, and tail, my final assembly task remained relatively unchanged throughout the duration of the simulation. We immediately realized that with the final assembly building having twice the carrying cost as the other factories, it was necessary to limit the inventory left in this station at the end of each round. In order to do this, we made sure it was known by each factory to not pass their finished product unless there was a reasonably good chance that the assembly would be completed on time. This allowed us to eliminate the carrying cost for the final assembly warehouse and therefore minimize our total cost. This method is what was utilized in our first round of production. The task for the final assembly was to receive the four completed parts (two wings, a fuselage, and a tail) to my station where I had a minimum of one minute to construct the final product. A method I quickly realized that should also be somewhat obvious is that it was not necessary to start the time when the final part came in, but more so when there were two or more parts waiting to be assembled. This was the method I used for the duration of the simulation and it allowed me to have a greater turn out of product than we initially expected. The minute though, was more than enough time to complete the final assembly. The problem with this round however was that it took too long to acquire the parts necessary for construction and the individual parts were not even assembled by the time the round was over. For the second round, we utilized the exact same method as the previous round in which the task for the final assembly was to put together the four parts that were passed to this plant. As a result of this, the minimum time it could take for final assembly of the plane was again, one
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minute. This time however, we were finally able to implement our plan with not only the parts
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course ISE 495BX taught by Professor Mayeshiba,rakhshani during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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