SYSTEM DYNAMIC MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE STAGE SINGLE PRODUCT KANBAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM
System dynamic (SD) provides a useful interpretation of business contexts, analysing how policies and decisions affect the structure of companies and the dynamics of the available resources. For this reason, it has successfully applied to many problems related to industrial management and operation research. Due to its ability to model and simulate the complex system for understanding the system behaviour over time horizon, it can be applied to Kanban production system to meet the customer demand in right quantity and time. This article presents the application of system dynamics approach in KANBAN production system. SD models for single stage single product kanban system is developed and simulated over different time horizon to study the behaviour of kanban production system. Simulation results are discussed later.
Kaushal K. Patel, S.J. Thanki