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Application of discrete event simulation of process flow in small and medium scale manufacturing industries

Olugu, Ezutah Udoncy and Wong, Kuan Yew (2008) Application of discrete event simulation of process flow in small and medium scale manufacturing industries. In: International Conference on Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (ICME 2008), 21- 23 May 2008, Johor Bahru.

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Abstract

Discrete event simulation is generally recognized as a valuable aid to the strategic and tactical decision making that is required in the evaluation stage of the manufacturing systems design and redesign processes. Manufacturing system operates in a dynamic and complex environment with stochastic nature in which human, materials, information and machines interact for specific purposes, thus the evaluation of human and material performance within the process flow requires a methodological approach that is achievable through the use of discrete event simulation model. The major advantage of this method lies in its ability to model random events based on standard and non-standard distributions thereby predicting the complex interaction between these events. Process evaluation and analysis have been carried out within the process flow of the case study manufacturing industry to enable the identification of problems and proposal of improvement prone areas which were studied using WITNESS software.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:7070
Deposited By: PM Dr Mohd Azman Zainul Abidin
Deposited On:17 Dec 2008 03:54
Last Modified:02 May 2012 04:06

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