Bottleneck Analysis In a Pharmaceutical Production Line, Using Simulation Approach

Bottleneck Analysis In a Pharmaceutical Production Line, Using Simulation Approach

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Publishing year : 2012

Conference : 9th International Industrial Engineering Conference

Number of pages : 7

Abstract: The main purpose of this paper is to introduce an effective framework for detecting bottlenecks in a high-speed production line of the Exir Pharmaceutical Company in Tehran, Iran, in order to find out the improvement scenarios for reducing the bottleneck effect and increasing the output of the Production line. The proposed framework integrates the simulation model of the line and bottleneck detection methods. Bottleneck detection methods detect bottleneck machine-based simulation modeloutputs and then improving scenarios are foundout. Scenarios are evaluated with simulation model based on the desired performance measures such as average daily production. The results analysis shows that the average daily production can be increased by 20%.