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  author={Michal Leporis and Zdenka Kr{\'a}lov{\'a}},
The paper presents a comparison of several methods for production line bottleneck analysis using discrete event simulation approach and the simulation software WITNESS. An experimental environment has been created for processing and comparison of results obtained from the WITNESS simulation experiments. The advantages and constraints of the cited methods are discussed. 

Simulation of Production Flow : A simulation-based approach to evaluate and optimize future production scenarios

This master thesis is the last part of the master program Production Engineering and Management at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. The thesis is conducted at Exeger Operations

Identification of production bottlenecks with the use of Plant Simulation software

Abstract The problem of bottlenecks is a key issue in optimising and increasing the efficiency of manufacturing processes. Detecting and analysing bottlenecks is one of the basic constraints to the

Discrete Events in a Continuous System How to model influence factors on capacity in a complex assembly line environment

The handling of single production lots was implemented successfully into the simulation model and it could be shown that no hybrid approach is needed for combining System Dynamics and Discrete Event Simulation.

Semi-automatic simulation-based bottleneck detection approach

This approach combines in a semi-automatic way known simulation-based bottleneck detection methods with a two-step procedure, first analyzing the system and then generating scenarios testing the system's sensitivity against changes, and derived the bottleneck.


This paper studies the effect of absenteeism in production line. The analysis shows that the number of absentees at production line increases the workload to the available worker and gives effect to

Bottleneck analysis in a pharmaceutical production line using simulation approach

A new framework to more efficiently investigate the high-speed production line in order to find out improving scenarios which could reduce the bottleneck effect and increase the production line output is introduced.

Research Issues In Detection Of Bottlenecks In Discrete Manufacturing System-A Review

Performance of any discrete manufacturing system is solely governed by its throughput. The throughput in turn depends upon many factors such as capacity of machines, labor, raw material quality,

Dynamic bottleneck elimination in mattress manufacturing line using theory of constraints

The objective is to find the bottlenecks in production line in order to balance the semi-finished material flow and solve the problem with a main theme based on the elimination of the bottleneck using Goldratt and Cox’s theory of constraints with a simulation based heuristic method.

Data-driven bottleneck detection in manufacturing systems: A statistical approach

  • Chunlong YuA. Matta
  • Business
    2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)
  • 2014
The proposed statistical framework is numerically verified to be spectacularly effective in decreasing the wrong bottleneck identifications in production lines and decreases the data-driven detection inaccuracy caused by system variability.



Witness Simulation Software A Flexible Suite Of Simulation Tools

Over time, simulation tools have found use in most manufacturing enterprises. Due to the increased flexibility and openness of the tools available today, simulation can now begin to permeate all

Successful Simulation: A Practical Approach to Simulation Projects

Simulation, benefits and applications selection of projects, tools and teams simulation projects - an overview objectives experimental factors and reports the conceptual model - scope and level data


This paper critically analyze bottlenecks from an economic perspective using a queueing network model and develops the notion of an “economic bottleneck,” which defines resources as bottlenECks based on economic, rather than physical, characteristics.

Bottleneck Detection of Manufacturing Systems Using Data Driven Method

Bottlenecks in a production line have been shown to be one of the main reasons that impede productivity. Correctly and efficiently identifying botdeneck locations can improve the utilisation of

c-bottlenecks in serial production lines: identification and application

The bottleneck of a production line is a machine that impedes the system's performance in the strongest manner. In production lines with the so-called Markovian model of machine reliability,

c-Bottlenecks in serial production lines: Identification andapplication

The bottleneck of a production line is a machine that impedes the system performance in the strongest manner. In production lines with the so-called Markovian model of machine reliability,

Bottlenecks in serial production lines: A system-theoretic approach

In this work, a new definition of production systems bottlenecks is formulated and analyzed. Specifically, a machine is defined as the bottleneck if the sensitivity of the system's performance index

Bottlenecks in Production Lines with Rework: A Systems Approach

Abstract The bottleneck (BN) of a production system is a machine with the strongest effect on the system's throughput. In this paper, a method for BN identification in serial lines with rework and

A practical bottleneck detection method

A novel method for detecting the bottleneck in a discrete event system by examining the average duration of a machine being active for all machines, distinguishing between bottleneck machines and non-bottleneck machines with a high level of confidence.