Volume 1 Number 2 Year - 2007
Number of articles: 11
QUALITY THROUGH INTEGRATION OF PRODUCTION AND SHOP FLOOR MANAGEMENT BY DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION
Authors: Zoran Mirovic
Abstract: With the intention to integrate strategic and tactical decision making and develop the capability of plans and schedules reconfiguration and synchronization in a very short cycle time many firms have proceeded to the adoption of ERP and Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) technologies. The final goal is a purposeful scheduling system that guide in the right direction the current, high priority needs of the shop floor while remaining consistent with long-term production plans. The difference, and the power, of Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) is its ability to mimic dynamic manufacturing systems, consisting of complex structures, and many heterogeneous interacting components. This paper describes such an integrated system (ERP/APS/DES) and draw attention to the essential role of simulation based scheduling within it.
Keywords: simulation, shop floor management, production
Article info: pp. 132-138
Recieved: 15.03.2007  Accepted: 30.04.2007  UDC: 005.88   Downloads: 508