عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper presents a summary of the results from the simulation of a given two-stages production system which uses JIT. The system consists of an assembly line with two automated assembly cells and two assembly stock points and one manufacturing cell with three manufacturing stock points for storing reserved parts and one receiving stock. Carts with fixed capacity are used for handling the parts. A kanban is attached to each cart. The minimum number of kandbans required to operate the system without shortage in stock are estimated. The effects of changing the demand's mean and its variation on the number of carts are also investigated. Finally, a different simulation model is developed for the same production system using conventional job shop decipline and some main characteristics have been compared to the results, from the first model.