Development of Lean Hybrid Furniture Production Control System based on Glenday Sieve, Artificial Neural Networks and Simulation Modeling
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In the paper, by way of background, the role of Polish furniture industry in the world and in Europe is discussed and current trends in the field of furniture manufacturing management are presented. Further, an analysis of the technological process in a furniture company is performed and the research questions are identified. Based on this, the main aim of the research is provided – a concept of a new lean production control system based on Glenday sieve, artificial neural networks and simulation modeling. The aim of the present approach is to plan and execute the production program effectively and maximize the use of workstations at variable and hardly predictable demand for sets of furniture. The paper presents the methodological approach, results and discussion on the suggested solution.