José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi

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Several process modeling techniques have been used in simulation projects. However, most of these techniques provide little specific support to the programming. The main cause of this is the fact that these techniques were not developed with the same logic used in simulation models. From this issue, this paper presents an industrial application of a new(More)
The objective of this article is to apply the Design of experiments technique along with the Discrete Events Simulation technique in an automotive process. The benefits of the design of experiments in simulation include the possibility to improve the performance in the simulation process, avoiding trial and error to seek solutions. The methodology of the(More)
The objective of this paper is to utilize the SIPOC, flowchart and IDEF0 modeling techniques combined to elaborate the conceptual model of a simulation project. It is intended to identify the contribution of these techniques in the elaboration of the computational model. To illustrate such application, a practical case of a high-end technology enterprise is(More)
Conceptual modeling (CM) for simulation has traditionally been described as a highly qualitative process which is difficult to define. Previous articles have investigated the use of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), a problem structuring method, in healthcare simulation studies in order to define general system understanding, study objectives, and model(More)
This work simulated some alternatives of dynamic allocation of additional human resources in a company that produces various products from Pupunha palm. Its goal was to increase the average amount of trays produced per day in this line through a hybrid application of discrete event and agent-based simulation. Two different decision-making forms were(More)
Discrete event simulation is a tool to support decision-making that has been increasingly used to study complex systems. Several simulation research methods are found in the literature, each one has its own characteristics, to guide analysts during the development of simulation projects. In view of this, the current work identified the main research methods(More)
In the early days of computer simulation, models were mostly developed in Fortran, and there was no graphical animation. Due mainly to increasing graphical capabilities of operational systems, simulation was integrated with animation, setting a new standard in simulation software. The objective of this article is to explore this issue, first making a(More)
The IDEF-SIM technique was developed in order to facilitate the translation of conceptual models to computational models. Papers using this technique can be found in the existing literature, however, none present an analysis of how the technique behaves throughout all of the stages of a discrete event simulation project. Therefore, a research-action was(More)