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A Simulation Model for the Closed-Loop Control of a Multi-Workstation Production System

Juliana Keiko Sagawa
Production Engineering Department, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil

Michael Freitag
BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik, Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 142:67, s. 459-465

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Published: 2018-12-19

ISBN: 978-91-7685-399-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper, we propose a simulation model with a PI controller to analyze and control the dynamics of a multi-workstation production system. The formulation is based on dynamic modelling and control theory, and the model was implemented in Matlab and Simulink. Exploratory tests were carried out, and the results indicated some relationships between the values of the parameters of the controller and the values of the output variables, that is, the levels of work in process. They also showed that the proposed model has the potential of providing managerial directions on how to dynamically adjust the capacity, aiming to smooth the operation of the shop ?oor and to keep the work in process close to the desired levels.


production systems, control theory, dynamics, simulation, planning and scheduling


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