Industrial engineering department, Sharif university of technology, Tehran, Azadi ave, IRAN,
Engineering deputy, Iran khodro Co, km 14 karaj special road, Tehran, IRAN,
One of the most important issues in the plant layout design especially in mass production organizations with high inter-plant logistics isâ€˜material flow and inter-plant traffic analysis and its effects on the production capabilities or pauses in production lines. In this paper the inter-plant traffic analysis issue on the basis of single channel queue model (M/M/1) is analyzed in a carmaker company (IKCO). Through the analysis, the production stop rate and relevant costs are estimated.