Shifting bottleneck detection

Christoph Roser, Masaru Nakano, Minoru Tanaka

研究成果: Conference article査読

130 被引用数 (Scopus)


This paper provides a novel method for detecting bottlenecks in manufacturing systems and the shifting of these bottlenecks. All manufacturing systems are constrained by one or more bottlenecks. Improving the bottleneck will improve the whole system. Yet, finding the bottleneck is no trivial task. Furthermore, the system may change over time or due to random events, and subsequently the bottleneck may shift from one machine to another machine. The shifting bottleneck detection method determines the bottleneck based on the duration a machine is active without interruption. The method is very robust, easy to apply and able to detect the primary and secondary bottlenecks in a wide range of production systems. This allows the use of simulation to predict bottlenecks for both steady state and variable systems. The measurement of the likelihood of a machine being the bottleneck aids in the decision-making regarding the allocation of the available resources.

ジャーナルWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 12月 1
イベントProceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
継続期間: 2002 12月 82002 12月 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 化学的な安全衛生
  • 応用数学


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