Decision Support And Simulation Methods For Assembly System Sales Engineers

Juhani Heilala, Otso Väätäinen, Jari Montonen, Harri Kulmala, Toni Laaksonen

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    Abstract

    This article presents decision-support methods and tools for assembly system sales engineers using 3D visualisation, component-based simulation, other equipment efficiency analysis and novel cost analysis methodology. Understanding manufacturing costs is the first step toward increasing profits. The authors have developed an analysis method that integrates factory simulation, Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and economic analysis methods. Advanced cost calculation includes Cost of Ownership (COO), commonly used investment evaluation methods, discounted cash flow techniques, Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). The idea is to integrate these methods with simulation analysis to be used in the assembly system sales process and systen design. The TCO methodology is useful in system supplier and end-user communication and helps in trade-off analysis of the system concepts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2007
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
    EditorsBorut Zupančič
    Pages229-229
    Number of pages1
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-901608-32-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2007 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 9 Sep 200713 Sep 2007

    Conference

    Conference6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2007
    Abbreviated titleEUROSIM 2007
    CountrySlovenia
    CityLjubljana
    Period9/09/0713/09/07

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    Keywords

    • decision support
    • component based simulation
    • system performance
    • economic and life cycle analysis

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    Heilala, J., Väätäinen, O., Montonen, J., Kulmala, H., & Laaksonen, T. (2007). Decision Support And Simulation Methods For Assembly System Sales Engineers. In B. Zupančič (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2007: Book of Abstracts (Vol. 1, pp. 229-229)