Ramu Narayanaswamy

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We describe the application of simulation analysis to a complex operational problem involving scheduling, sequencing, and material-handling decisions. The manufacturing process under study required close attention to correct mix and sequencing of raw materials, reduction of material-handling costs, high utilization of a resource having significant purchase(More)
Automotive manufacturing is a complex task involving several steps of machining and assembly. Typically, larger components of an automobile such as the body, engine etc. are assembled over multiple systems. These large assemblies are transferred from one assembly system to another using conveyors. The conveyor/transfer system serves as a buffer and also(More)
LayOPT r&r is an innovative facilities layout analysis and optimization software package which can be used by layout planners and engineers in the optimal solution of single and multiple floor facility layout problems. LayOPT is ideal for the redesign of the overall layout for an existing facility or the development of a block layout for a new building. It(More)
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