Flexible model for analyzing production systems with discrete event simulation

Alexander Hübl, Klaus Altendorfer, Herbert Jodlbauer, Margaretha Gansterer, Richard Hartl

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This paper presents the structure of a flexible discrete event simulation model for analyzing production systems. Based on BOM and routing information a simulation model is generated to analyze a shop floor structure. Different modules are used for generating customer orders and production orders and handling the material flow until the customer is satisfied. The basic idea is that the modules are not connected directly together but the material flow is routed according the information defined in BOM and routing. The model can apply stochastic behavior for processing times, set up times, purchasing lead time, customer required lead time, customer required amount and segmentation from product group to final product. Conwip and MRPII including MPS are implemented as production planning and control methods. The simulation model can be used for analyzing complex production system structures to evaluate the logistical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2011 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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