Simulation analysis of lot streaming in job shops with transportation queue disciplines

Edis R. S., Ornek A.

SIMULATION MODELLING PRACTICE AND THEORY, vol.17, no.2, pp.442-453, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.simpat.2008.10.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.442-453
  • Keywords: Lot streaming, Stochastic job shop, Transportation, Simulation
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper we Study a multi-product lot streaming problem in a stochastic job shop with equal and discrete sublots. The problem involves splitting order quantities of different products into different number of equal sublots (NES) and analyzing the effects of sublot-related transportation queue disciplines (TRQD) for different performance measures. Our simulation results show that some combination of TRQD and NES alternatives are appropriate for some performance Measures. We also propose a simple heuristic to determine the NES of each product type to further improve the values of performance measures. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.