A hybrid approach to manufacturing enterprise simulation

Luis Rabelo, Magdi Helal, Albert Jones, Jason Min, Young Jun Son, Abhijit Deshmukh

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Manufacturing enterprise decisions can be classified into four groups: business decisions, design decisions, engineering decisions, and production decisions. Numerous physical and software simulation techniques have been used to evaluate specific decisions by predicting their impact on the system as measured by one or more performance measures. In this paper, we focus on production decisions, where discrete-event simulation models perform that evaluation. We argue that such an evaluation is limited in time and scope, and does not capture the potential impact of these decisions on the whole enterprise. We propose integrating these discrete-event models with system dynamic models and we show the potential benefits of such an integration using an example of semiconductor enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1125-1133
Number of pages9
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 Simulation Conference: Driving Innovation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2003Dec 10 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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