Project success comes with improving system performance. Sound project management methods help guarantee this success. The management guidelines provided in this paper aid in directing the simulation process, controlling model development and analysis, and improving customer relations. 1 INTRODUCTION When system performance improvements result from carrying… (More)
The tasks of planning and scheduling in manufacturing have evolved from simplistic Material Requirements Planning systems to today's sophisticated Advanced Planning and Scheduling systems. While planning is concerned with the long-range determination of what needs to be manufactured, typically over a relatively long time period, scheduling is the task of… (More)
Project success comes with improving system performance. Knowing the technical fundamentals of simulation is not enough to guarantee this success. In practice, sound management methods are also required. Management guidelines are provided in this paper that relate to the process, the model, and the people associated with a simulation project. 1 INTRODUCTION… (More)
In this panel discussion five leading simulation practitioners discuss a number of critical issues facing a person who is trying to use simulation to design a new system or to improve the performance of an existing system. Ulgen are consultants, while Jerry Fox/Stephen Halladin are major users of simulation at a company that very extensively employs this… (More)
Simulation has been used predominantly in the evaluation of systems during the design phase. It has not been as successful as an operation tool. Scheduling, on the other hand, is done traditionally via mathematical model. The interaction between these two fields of operations research has been complementary. Traditiomlly, a schedule is created as an initial… (More)
In recent years a significant amount of effort has gone into making simulation languages friendlier for the decision-maker and easier to use for the simulation analyst. One such area where these efforts are beginning to show results is in the area of interactive simulations, in which the user can observe and modify a simulation model as it is running.… (More)
The ever increasing complexity of today's manufacturing systems has prompted many companies to turn to simulation as a means of better understanding their processes. This emphasis on simulation has spawned the need for groups internal to the organization to take on the responsibility of applying simulation. While the simulation community has made… (More)
The panelists are all actively engaged in applying simulation to a variety of systems. Their areas of application include manufacturing, electronics, steel, and health systems. The panel discussion will address issues relating to the practice of simulation and make recommendations for future consideration. The panelists' position statements follow.