Peter M. Waller

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Many shop floor manufacturing decisions are made through simple queueing theory or back-of-the-envelope calculations. These techniques tend to overlook the effect of a change on the entire manufacturing system. This paper presents a methodology for using simulation as an analytical tool to make strategic shop floor decisions at the department manager level.(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)
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