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Optimisation of inspection policy for multi-line production systems

Hosseini, Farhad Zahedi, Syntetos, Aris A. and Scarf, Philip A. 2018. Optimisation of inspection policy for multi-line production systems. European Journal of Industrial Engineering 12 (2) , pp. 233-251. 10.1504/EJIE.2018.090616

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This paper develops a simulation model to determine the cost-optimum inspection policy for a multi-line production system taking account of simultaneous downtime. The machines in the multi-line system are subject to a two stage failure process that is modelled using the delay-time concept. Our study indicates that: consecutive inspection of lines with priority for failure repair is cost-optimal, with a cost reduction of 61% compared to a 'run-to-failure' policy; and maintainers need to be responsive to operational requirements. Our ideas are developed in the context of a case study of a plant with three parallel lines, one of which is on cold-standby.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Inderscience
ISSN: 1751-5254
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 December 2020
Date of Acceptance: 14 December 2017
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 16:19

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