Unit-load operation policies of automated guided vehicles in assembly production systems = 조립생산시스템에서 무인운반차의 단위운반량 운용정책

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This thesis deals with the operation problems of automated guided vehicle(AGV) in assembly production system. It is assumed that AGV delivers assembly parts to each workstation from a miniload automated storage/retrieval system(AS/RS) and a conveyor line transports subassemblies between workstations. The miniload AS/RS consists of an aisle of storage rack, a storage/retrieval (S/R) machine operating in the aisle, storage containers for housing electronic parts and load stands at the end of each aisle to facilitate order picking. Since the parts needed at each workstation may not be a single component, it is assumed that kits are produced at a kitting station located in front of the load stands of the miniload AS/RS. The number of kits contained in the unit load affects the S/R machine operating cost, the AGV operating cost and the inventory holding cost. While a large unit load means a higher work-in process in each workstation, a small unit load needs frequent travels of the AGV from the kitting station to workstations. It also needs an increase in throughput requirements of the S/R machine. In addition to the unit load size, the system operating cost may be affected by the way kits are delivered from the kitting station to each workstation. In this regard, this thesis proposes three types of operating policies of AGV in delivering kits from the kitting station to each workstation of the production system. The effectiveness of these policies are examined under three different configurations of the system. In the first part of this thesis, we consider a system which has only one assembly line served by a single AGV. For each policy, a nonlinear mathematical model is formulated. Based on the characteristics of the objective function and feasible region, a solution algorithm is developed which finds an optimum unit load size. To illustrate the validity of the models, numerical example problems are chosen and solved. The assembly production system with multiple...
Hwang, Harkresearcher황학researcher
한국과학기술원 : 산업공학과,
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106539/325007 / 000805047

학위논문(박사) - 한국과학기술원 : 산업공학과, 1996.2, [ vii, 92 p. ]


Kitting; 단위운반량; 키팅; Miniload AS/RS; Unit Load; AGV; 미니로드자동창고; 무인운반차

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