This paper presents the influence of cycle time variation and number of kanban cards on the throughput of manufacturing cell supported by simulation tools. The ultimate goal of the work is for attaining factory automation. Based on this analysis the paper will introduce the concept of “Moving Bottleneck”. We also propose an optimization function to enable manufacturing processes optimization outcomes by employing the proposed function. The results show that the analysis performed and methodology proposed are effective tools towards lean factory manufacturing automation.

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