Johnson Electric uses Simulation to Rebalance Cell Operations and Improve Throughput
Interfaces Practice Abstracts
Johnson Electric, an electronic-components manufacturer in Vandalia, Ohio, used simulation to understand the trade-offs between work-in-process inventory (WIP), work-flow balance, and product throughput. Based on the results of our simulation model, Johnson Electric implemented changes in two identical manufacturing cells; these changes improved product throughput by 31 percent and labor productivity by 37 percent.
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Gorman, Michael F., "Johnson Electric uses Simulation to Rebalance Cell Operations and Improve Throughput" (2008). MIS/OM/DS Faculty Publications. 67.