A model based approach to assess the performance of production systems in degraded mode

Khalil Negrichi 1 Maria Di Mascolo 1 Jean-Marie Flaus 1
G-SCOP - Laboratoire des sciences pour la conception, l'optimisation et la production
Abstract : Nowadays production systems are asked to perform their activities in a high uncertainty environment and to guarantee their performance in this environment. Therefore, they are asked to master risks that are part of their daily activities, to maintain the performance which is considered as their key success factor. Risks may cause serious effects that threaten the production systems and degrade their performance. Nevertheless, we cannot estimate the degradation that a risk may cause to system performance, since risk analysis methods found in the literature do not allow simulating the behaviour of the system in degraded mode. In order to help production systems to assess their performance in risk situations, we propose in this paper a model-based approach that enables assessing the performance of production systems in degraded mode. Our approach is based on function, interaction, structure (FIS) modelling framework that enables modelling complex system and its failures. The resulting model is converted into an executable simulation model based on a new class of Petri Nets (PNs) called predicate-transition, prioritised, synchronous (PTPS) PN. The obtained simulation model is then executed in order to obtain performance indicators in degraded mode. This tool is used during the system design, in order to study the impact of risks on the designed production system performance. It is also used to study an existing production system in order to analyse and optimise its behaviour in degraded mode. In this article, we present our tool and apply it to a special case of production systems which is a hospital sterilisation system.
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Khalil Negrichi, Maria Di Mascolo, Jean-Marie Flaus. A model based approach to assess the performance of production systems in degraded mode. International Journal of Production Research, Taylor & Francis, 2017, 55(8), pp.2288 - 2303. ⟨10.1080/00207543.2016.1237788⟩. ⟨hal-01441134⟩



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