Production Systems Engineering (PSE) is a branch of engineering intended to uncover fundamental principles of production systems and utilize them for analysis, continuous improvement, and design. This textbook focuses on PSE. It is suitable for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students interested in manufacturing.
Production Systems Engineering (PSE) is an emerging branch of Engineering intended to uncover fundamental principles of production systems and utilize them for analysis, continuous improvement, and design. This volume is the first ever textbook devoted exclusively to PSE. It is intended for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students interested in manufacturing. The development is first principle-based rather than recipe-based. The only prerequisite is elementary Probability Theory; however, all necessary probability facts are reviewed in an introductory chapter. Using a system-theoretic approach, this textbook provides analytical solutions for the following problems: mathematical modeling of production systems, performance analysis, constrained improvability, bottleneck identification and elimination, lean buffer design, product quality, customer demand satisfaction, transient behavior, and system-theoretic properties. Numerous case studies are presented. In addition, the so-called PSE Toolbox, which implements the algorithms developed, is described. The volume includes numerous case studies and problems for homework assignment.
Part I: Background Material and Mathematical Modeling: Introduction.- Mathematical tools: elements of probability theory.- Mathematical modeling of production systems.- Part II: Serial Production Lines with Bernoulli Model of Machine Reliability.- Analysis of Bernoulli lines.- Continuous improvement of Bernoulli lines.- Design of lean Bernoulli lines.- Customer demand satisfaction in bernoulli lines.- Transient behavior of Bernoulli lines.- Closed Bernoulli lines.- Part III: Serial Production Lines with Continuous Time Models of Machine Reliability.- Analysis of exponential lines.- Analysis of non-exponential lines.- Improvement of continuous lines.- Design of lean continuous lines.- Customer demand satisfaction in continuous lines.- Part IV: Summary, Toolbox and Appendices.- Summary of main principles of production systems engineering.- Production systems engineering toolbox.