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Simulating production and inventory control systems: a learning approach to operational excellence
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Production Economics .
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology.
2006 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, Vol. 17, no 2, 113-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The search for operational excellence includes both a thorough understanding of the nature of the manufacturing operations and a choice of the right production and inventory control system for the environment in which it will operate. Understanding the nature of manufacturing operations can be facilitated by simulating the manufacturing system, so that the interrelationships among parameters can be studied. Production and inventory control systems can be simulated together with the physical manufacturing environment in order to enhance the understanding of the behaviour of a particular control system and also to facilitate the selection of control systems for the manufacturing system under study. In this paper we report on the design and learning effects of using simulation for investigating the behaviour and impact of different production and inventory control systems in a manufacturing system. We discuss the structure and simulation perspectives of production and inventory control systems. We provide a review of the benefits of using simulation for learning the manufacturing environment, and the related testing of alternative control systems.

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2006. Vol. 17, no 2, 113-127 p.
Keyword [en]
production and inventory control, operations management, simulation, optimisation, interactive learning
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46047DOI: 10.1080/09537280500223921OAI: diva2:266943
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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