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Title: Simulation Classification Yard Performance Using Lean railroading

Classification yard is one of the most important parts of railroad transportation system. Its performance has considerable impact on railroad network performance. The purpose of this paper is to suggest lean manufacturing method and its application to improve railyard performance by simulation. According to previous studies, various waste reduction strategies will result in system’s improvement. To evaluate proposed solutions and see their effects on classification yard performance, a simulation model has been developed to improve performance of a classification yard. Various scenarios have been examined on the model. The results show that lean railroading has positive effects on classification yard performance and increase in useful operating hours of railcars.

 

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