Stockyard layout planning in precast concrete products industry: A case study and proposed framework

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98142
Title:
Stockyard layout planning in precast concrete products industry: A case study and proposed framework
Authors:
Marasini, R. (Ramesh); Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan); Hobbs, B. E. (Brian)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science/Technology.
Citation:
Marasini, R., Dawood, N. N. and Hobbs, B. E. (2001) 'Stockyard layout planning in precast concrete products industry: A case study and proposed framework', Construction Management & Economics, 19 (4), pp.365-377.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Construction Management & Economics
Issue Date:
Jul-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98142
DOI:
10.1080/01446190110035636
Abstract:
Management of the stockyard layout in the precast concrete products industry is very important for efficient storage and dispatch of the concrete products. The industry uses the make-to-stock principle in production to meet the seasonal demand (high in summer and low in winter) from the construction industry. In order to stabilize production output and cater for the huge demand in summer, stock is built up during the winter and spring period. The concrete products are kept in stock for 4-5 months. As 2000-3000 different precast concrete products are produced, and the products have different size, weight and handling requirements, determination of appropriate stockyard location for the products constitutes a comples process. This paper describes some ongoing research that is focused on identifying the appropriate methodology for designing and managing the stockyard layout that ensures efficient storage and dispatch of products, and provides ease of rotation of products within the yard. An integrated simulation model employing artificial intelligence methods has been proposed to evaluate 'what-if' scenarios and recommend a suitable methodology for the management of stockyard space for precast concrete products. This paper presents the findings from a case study, which includes work-study, frequency analysis of historical order data. The paper also introduces the specifications, processes and outline prototype of the proposed model. A general purpose simulation language (SIMAN) based software, 'Arena 4.0' (Systems Modelling Corporation), has been selected to develop the prototype simulation model and ILOG views and rules have been considered to generate a knowledge-based stockyard layout.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
precast concrete products; simulation; stockyard layout
ISSN:
0144-6193; 1466-433X
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 07/05/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorMarasini, R. (Ramesh)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, B. E. (Brian)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-07T10:44:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-07T10:44:01Z-
dc.date.issued2001-07-
dc.identifier.citationConstruction Management & Economics; 19(4):365-377en
dc.identifier.issn0144-6193-
dc.identifier.issn1466-433X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01446190110035636-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98142-
dc.description.abstractManagement of the stockyard layout in the precast concrete products industry is very important for efficient storage and dispatch of the concrete products. The industry uses the make-to-stock principle in production to meet the seasonal demand (high in summer and low in winter) from the construction industry. In order to stabilize production output and cater for the huge demand in summer, stock is built up during the winter and spring period. The concrete products are kept in stock for 4-5 months. As 2000-3000 different precast concrete products are produced, and the products have different size, weight and handling requirements, determination of appropriate stockyard location for the products constitutes a comples process. This paper describes some ongoing research that is focused on identifying the appropriate methodology for designing and managing the stockyard layout that ensures efficient storage and dispatch of products, and provides ease of rotation of products within the yard. An integrated simulation model employing artificial intelligence methods has been proposed to evaluate 'what-if' scenarios and recommend a suitable methodology for the management of stockyard space for precast concrete products. This paper presents the findings from a case study, which includes work-study, frequency analysis of historical order data. The paper also introduces the specifications, processes and outline prototype of the proposed model. A general purpose simulation language (SIMAN) based software, 'Arena 4.0' (Systems Modelling Corporation), has been selected to develop the prototype simulation model and ILOG views and rules have been considered to generate a knowledge-based stockyard layout.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]en
dc.subjectprecast concrete productsen
dc.subjectsimulationen
dc.subjectstockyard layouten
dc.titleStockyard layout planning in precast concrete products industry: A case study and proposed frameworken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science/Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalConstruction Management & Economicsen
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 07/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMarasini, R., Dawood, N. N. and Hobbs, B. E. (2001) 'Stockyard layout planning in precast concrete products industry: A case study and proposed framework', Construction Management & Economics, 19 (4), pp.365-377.-
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