Optimal design of garment assembly line using simulation-based optimization

Published: 19-10-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/t5w96kh5w7.1
Josphat Igadwa,
Eric Oyondi Nganyi,
Nibikora Ildephonse


The data contains simulation models for garment assembly line: Simulation base model, simulation metamodel and simulation optimal design model. Simulation experimental data and processing time data for trouser assembly line were also included. This research aimed at designing an optimal trouser assembly line with the parameters' setting that maximizes the production throughput without violating the set constraints. Simulation model was developed using Arena simulation software (Academic research version 16). Simulation data for sixteen generated design alternatives was also presented. The data for optimization process performed with Optquest for Arena was also included. Discrete-event simulation developed on Arena simulation software is suitable for giving an insight of garment assembly line and optimization process performed with Optquest for Arena is suitable for achieving its optimal design. Optimization via experimental design (metamodel) results into high increase in production throughput of trouser assembly line.