A Model of Simulation-Data Envelopment Analysis in Network Failure Manufacturing Systems Considering Reliability Centered Maintenance and Return of Defective Items

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D Student, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Business Creation, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


In this paper, we study a production system that is subject to network failures and produces perishable goods. We assume that the system has preventive and corrective maintenance activities and can return defective items for rework. Our objective is to find the optimal production rate that minimizes the total cost of production, inventory, spoilage, and maintenance over a long planning horizon. We consider the uncertainty of machine failures and use discrete event simulation and ARENA.14 software to estimate the performance measures of the system. We also use data envelopment analysis to evaluate the efficiency of the system and identify the best scenario. The results show the effectiveness of our proposed model.


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