Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System


The cost of raw material of poly-bags increases and fluctuates with an unpredictable trend. Further, legal restrictions imposed on some types of polythene products adversely affects for the demand. In this context, entrepreneurs engaging in poly-bag manufacturing face major challenges. With the purview of optimizing the poly-bag manufacturing process, authors attempted to analyze, model and simulate the poly-bag manufacturing process in the light of posed challenges. This paper presents preliminary analysis, modeling and simulation strategies of a poly-bag manufacturing system. In addition, a risk prioritization method is proposed in the preliminary analysis and also a simulation tool is developed.

Share and Cite:

R. Gopura and T. Jayawardane, "Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System," Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2012, pp. 256-265. doi: 10.4236/eng.2012.45034.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[2] I. Thomas and E. D. Butler, “Film Extrusion Manual: Process, Materials, Properties,” 2nd Edition, TAPPI Press, Georgia, 2005.
[3] X. L. Luo and R. I. Tanner, “A Computer Study of Film Blowing,” Polymer Engineering Science, Vol. 25, No. 10, 2005, pp. 620-629.
[4] I. A. Muslet and M. R. Kamal, “Computer Simulation of the Film Blowing Process Incorporating Crystallization and Viscoelasticity,” Journal of Rheology, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2004, pp. 525-534. doi:10.1122/1.1718500
[5] V. Sidiropoulos, J. J. Tian and J. Vlachopoulos, “Computer Simulation of Film Blowing,” Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1996. pp. 107-129.
[6] S. Brown, F. Chance, J. W. Fowler and J. Robinson, “A Centralized Approach to Factory Simulation,” Future Fab International, 1997.
[7] M. Graul, F. Boydstun, M. Harris, R. Mayer and O. Bagaturova, “Integrated Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Production Systems,” Knowledge Based Systems, Inc., Texas, 2003.
[8] M. Schumann, E. Bluemel, T. Schulze, S. Strassburger and K. C. Ritter, “Using HLA for Factory Simulation,” Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 1998.
[9] J. O. Henriksen, “An Introduction to SLX,” WSC’95 Proceedings of the 27th conference on Winter Simulation, 1997, pp. 559-566.
[10] K. C. Ritter, “Skopeo-Animation,” Accessed on 5 September 2011.
[13] G. Houben, K. Lenie and K. Vanhoof, “A Knowledge-Based SWOT-Analysis System as an Instrument for Strategic Planning in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises,” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1999, pp. 125- 135. doi:10.1016/S0167-9236(99)00024-X
[14] R. A. R. C. Gopura and T. S. S. Jayawardene, “A Study on a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System: Preliminary Analysis and Simulation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 28-31 December 2009, pp. 546-551.
[15] J. Wang, “Process Bottleneck Analysis and Production Scheduling of Process Industry,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2008.

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.