Title: Human systems modelling in support of enterprise engineering

Authors: S.N. Khalil, J.O. Ajaefobi, R.H. Weston

Addresses: Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI) Research Institute, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. ' Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI) Research Institute, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. ' Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI) Research Institute, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK

Abstract: Organisations comprise human and technical systems that typically perform a variety of business, engineering and production roles. Of late, attention is being focused on modelling various aspects of people working within production systems. In the research reported graphical and computer executable models of people have been conceived and used in support of human systems engineering. The paper describes how the modelling approach can underpin the conceptual design and runtime simulation of alternative human system configurations. In this paper, the authors illustrate the application of the modelling approach and the advantages gained from the use of simulation technologies. [Received 10 September 2009; Revised 27 May 2010; Accepted 22 October 2010]

Keywords: human systems modelling; process-oriented roles; simulation; enterprise engineering; human system configurations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2011.040008

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2011 Vol.6 No.2, pp.134 - 159

Available online: 11 May 2011 *

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