A Comparative Simulation of Organizational Strategies in Production Cells Based on Agent Model
In order to simulate the impact of organizational strategy on production cell, agent model of workers was developed and integrated into the production model. An agent-based human-machine collabrative simulation method for production cells was proposed. Structure and modeling steps of the simulation were studied, the proposed simulation method was applied in a motorcycle engine box production cell, and the system performance under the two different organizational strategies ‘specialized division of labor’ and ‘multi-skill team’ was compared. The results indicate that the agent-based simulation method can simulate the organizational strategy in production cells, and provide a new way to study affecting mechanism of different organizational strategies on prodution cells.
Wenya Tian and Linli Xu
X. D. Zhang et al., "A Comparative Simulation of Organizational Strategies in Production Cells Based on Agent Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 186, pp. 489-493, 2011