Manufacturing network simulation using a data-driven model
by Mohand Essaid; Frédéric Grimaud; Patrick Burlat
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (IJSPM), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2011

Abstract: The globalisation of markets and worldwide competition forces manufacturing enterprises to enter into alliances, leading to the creation of distributed manufacturing enterprises. Before forming a partnership, it is essential to evaluate the viability of a proposed manufacturing network. This paper presents a generic simulation model that attempts to create reusable enterprises modules for evaluating supply-chain performance. The simulation is developed using ARENA software coupled with a spreadsheet configuration tool. The latter constitute a manufacturing library from which various configurations of supply chain can be implemented and simulated.

Online publication date: Thu, 05-Jan-2012

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