Simulation models for the management of materials flow in manufacturing systems: a case study

Tung Sun Chan, Nelson K H Tang

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The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential for simulation models to become part of decision support tools for manufacturing decision makers, rather than just a tool for simulation experts. Simulation also has a part to play in data- and knowledge-based manufacturing control systems. To demonstrate how such a simulation-based materials flow control system might be developed, a case study of a painted automotive mirror production system is given. It should be noted that at present no work has been conducted to create such a decision support system (beyond the simulation itself), this paper shall simply explore the possibilities of developing such a system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-507
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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