A simulation approach for managing manufacturing processes and inbound logistics: A case study

Tung Sun Chan, H. K. Chan

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This paper presents a case study of using simulation in managing cellular manufacturing process in a Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME). A specific simulation approach, which can facilitate the SME to forecast how to manufacture a new product family in small batch size, was developed. Their competitive edges, which linking up with the dramatic changing market, can be improved without making investment prior to the actual production of the new products and without disturbing real operations. Material flow behaviour, utilisation of resources and manufacturing processes sequences are the criteria that decision makers are seeking for improvement through this study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-134
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Systems Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Case study
  • Cellular manufacturing
  • Group technology
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management

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