A quantitative comparison of bottleneck detection methods in manufacturing systems with particular consideration for shifting bottlenecks

Christoph Roser, Masaru Nakano

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Abstract

There are numerous different bottleneck detection methods both in academia and in industry. However, most do not take the shifting of bottlenecks into account. This paper compares a number of methods, namely methods based on cycle times and utilizations, waiting times and queue lengths, the arrow method, the turning point method, the active period method, and the bottleneck walk. All methods are tested against two different manufacturing systems, a pseudo static system consisting of a static system that changes once halfway through the production run and is designed to have shifting bottlenecks, and a dynamic system that includes variations for a multitude of different processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015, Proceedings
EditorsHajime Mizuyama, Hironori Hibino, Dimitris Kiritsis, Shigeki Umeda, Gregor von Cieminski, Masaru Nakano
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages273-281
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319227580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2015 Sep 72015 Sep 9

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume460
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period15/9/715/9/9

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Keywords

  • Bottleneck detection
  • Capacity improvement
  • Shifting bottlenecks
  • Theory of constraints

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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Roser, C., & Nakano, M. (2015). A quantitative comparison of bottleneck detection methods in manufacturing systems with particular consideration for shifting bottlenecks. In H. Mizuyama, H. Hibino, D. Kiritsis, S. Umeda, G. von Cieminski, & M. Nakano (Eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015, Proceedings (pp. 273-281). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 460). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22759-7_32