To address the challenges in modern industries and to improve Industry 4.0 capability, digitalised design methods and solutions need to be more integrated and self-adaptive. However, current approaches for production design methods that can provide adaptive design and planning for manufacturing systems in line with the challenges in Industry 4.0.The core problem in designing and planning for manufacturing systems in this project is the assembly line balancing problem (ALBP), together with other aspects of a production system, have bee studied by simulation and optimisation techniques. In existing methods, both simulation and optimisation methods and tools have been developed for the focused problem, however, there are still great challenges to overcome.
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Adrian Murphy (Supervisor) & Joseph Butterfield (Supervisor)|
discrete event simulation