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Organizations throughout the world are quickly moving to adopt process modeling and simulation as an integral part of their business decision-making and continuous improvement initiatives. With wider acceptance of simulation, these consumers are demanding tools that support a breadth of applications, scale to fit different needs through a project life(More)
This paper describes a flexible simulation technique which facilitates automated experimentation of different scheduling rules. An enhanced version of Arena/SIMAN is used to develop an extremely high fidelity model of the manufacturing system. The decision making of an FMS is characterized and a framework for simulation-based scheduling and control is also(More)
This paper presents a simulation control system developed by the Texas A&M Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory (TAMCAM). This control system is a research tool that TAMCAM uses to explore the advantages and disadvantages of on-line simulation for process control. The simulation control system is developed directly from information about the shop(More)
High-speed processing lines are fundamental to the manufacturing processes of several industries, including food and beverage, consumer products, and pharmaceuticals. A high-speed process is defined here as a process where the volume and rate of jobs is such that discrete modeling and analysis cannot be done effectively. Traditionally, simulation analysis(More)