Modelling an assembly process using a close coupled generative cost model and a discrete event simulation

R Marsh, M Jonik, J Lanham, W M Cheung, L B Newnes, A R Mileham

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Static system modelling for a manufacturing organisation does not closely reflect the manufacturing process. A dynamic model more closely simulates the processes involved, and can provide a richer model. This also applies to cost modelling, where some operational details are assumed or obtained from other systems. In order to provide a holistic modelling system, an experimental system has been built closely to couple a generative cost modelling system and a discrete event simulation system. This paper describes the system, its advantages and shortcomings, and the results obtained for the planning of an assembly process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-269
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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