Labor shifting and lot sizing in garment manufacture: A simulation study


Hashemipour M., Kayaligil S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING-THEORY APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICE, vol.6, no.3, pp.224-233, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING-THEORY APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-233

Abstract

A typical production line consisting of stages from sewing of elements through ironing of, a make-to-order garment manufacturer is studied via computer simulation. Specifically, issues of initial batches: (bundles) for later lot sizing and operator relocation among stages are addressed. Results indicate,,limited significance of-lot sizes in determining the expected delivery performance of the line due to heavily loaded assembly stage. However; results of experimentation indicate that a labor shifting policy found by a mathematical programming: model proves effective in improving the throughput rate without inducing much in-process-inventory carrying.