Production system modeling and analysis using control-theoretic approaches
This research proposes a production control scheme to adjust system parameters, by examining and analyzing the dynamic characteristics of a production system, as a way to improve the performance of the production system. This proposed model combines analytical and experimental techniques to design and model a production system that can be used to analyze the dynamic performance under an impact of a disturbance. By understanding the dynamic performance characteristics of a system, under the impact of a disturbance (e.g., rush orders) more proactive control strategies can be designed. This research additionally provides a framework by which real time data can be harnessed to generate dynamic control actions on the shop floor as a proactive mechanism in response to external and internal disturbances. The proposed control scheme and approach is tested on a three-workstation, homogeneous, tandem, single entrant line that has infinite supply of raw material to the system.
author list (cited authors)
Earni, S., Kolarik, W. J., & Bukkapatnam, S.