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Simulation in the Production System Design Process of Assembly Systems
Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.
Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7935-8811
Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4308-2678
Mälardalens högskola, Innovation och produktrealisering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5963-2470
2015 (English)In: Winter Simulation Conference 2015 WSC15, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Effective production systems are necessary for companies to achieve competitiveness in manufacturing, and the production system design process is fundamental to meet this goal. Discrete event simulation is a tool that can support the production system design process. However, few empirical studies have shown the use of this tool prior to the verification of an already chosen alternative, or an implemented production system solution. There is a need to explore how discrete event simulation can be used in the production system design process. A case study at a global manufacturing company, that used this tool in the design of its assembly system, is presented. The results of this study show where and for what purpose were the DES models used for in the production system design process. This study concludes that DES can support this activity and suggestions for future research are made.

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2015.
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Other Engineering and Technologies Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34493DiVA: diva2:1060216
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Winter Simulation Conference 2015 WSC15, 6 Dec 2015, Huntington Beach, CA, United States
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XPRESINNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing development
Available from: 2015-12-10 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-28Bibliographically approved

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