Simulation Modelling for Lean Production: Case Study

W.H. Wan Mahmood, M.Z. Yusup, M.R. Salleh, M.R. Muhamad, M.N. Ab Rahman


This article presents the simulation results of using Arena software in investigating the influence of lean production that depend on sequencing techniques in a manufacturing firm which operates based on engineer-to-order. By using the actual data collected from a case study, two sequencing techniques, Johnson Rule’s and Critical Ratio were applied. The result showed that the use of sequencing techniques in an engineer-to-order operation was beneficial in optimising the operating time, and increasing output number. The finding will benefit manufacturing firms in making strategic decision to implement lean production in engineer-to-order operations.

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