Title

The Impact of Stochastic Tool Life on Shop Performance: A Simulation Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Simulation

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Volume

74

Issue

4

First page number:

207

Last page number:

218

Abstract

Much of the research in tool management has ignored the potential impact of tool life on shop performance. Tool management research has typically assumed that tool life is deterministic and can be predicted accurately. Since tool life is a function of its quality, cutting speed, depth and other environmental factors, no two identical tools exhibit the exact same tool life. An assumption of stochastic tool life is more realistic on the actual shop floor. In this paper, we have developed a simulation model to examine the effects of stochastic tool life, dispatching rules and tool failure penalties on shop performance.

Keywords

Machine-tools; Stochastic processes; Tools

Disciplines

Business | Statistical Methodology | Statistics and Probability

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/003754970007400402

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