Title

Johnson Electric uses Simulation to Rebalance Cell Operations and Improve Throughput

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Publication Source

Interfaces Practice Abstracts

Abstract

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.

Inclusive pages

406-407

ISBN/ISSN

0092-2102

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

INFORMS

Volume

38

Issue

5

Peer Reviewed

yes