University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Manufacturing Systems Analysis Laboratory

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Rajan Suri
3160 Engineering Centers Building


Students and faculty perform research on new techniques for modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, and investigate ways to improve the application of such techniques in industry. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art analysis tools, including spreadsheets, rapid modeling tools, simulation and animation packages. Topics being investigated include: computer models to assist in Quick Response Manufacturing, cost benefits of lead time reduction, queueing and analytical models for Kanban, POLCA and other material control strategies.