Inventory control is one of the “classical” problems areas for quantitative analysis. Inventory and distribution systems have been subjected to analysis using simulation since the advent of medium size computers. In this session the emphasis is on production inventories and their interaction with production efficiency and warehouse operations.
This paper presents the modeling methodology incorporated in a GPSS/360 program to simulate and test the operation of a generalized recirculating conveyor-supplied system, consisting of loader, conveyor, and multiple work stations. Features of the generalized model include its ability to simulate a constant-speed closed-loop conveyor with discretely spaced… (More)