Modelling and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems in Different Life Cycle Phases

Juhani Heilala, Jari Montonen, Otso Väätäinen, Paavo Voho

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    This article presents needs and solutions to enhance use of modelling and simulation in manufacturing system life cycle phases, from concept creation, to design and operations. The challenges in manufacturing system design using discrete event simulation are shown. Simulation models are usually used for system design evaluation, in the analysis of the system concepts and in the testing of system specification with virtual, digital system. Rarely the simulation model are used in the system operation planning phase as decision support tool for the production managers, even if benefits of can be shown. Due to increasing complexity the model building is time consuming phase. Ideas to speed up the modelling process are presented as well need for the neutral data interface. The article is based on the authors' own experience in production system simulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 3rd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Production Machines and Systems
    EditorsD.T. Wham
    Place of PublicationDunbeath
    PublisherWhittles Publishing
    ISBN (Print)978-1904445-52-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference -
    Duration: 2 Jul 200713 Jul 2007


    Conference3rd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference


    • manufacturing system
    • discrete event simulation
    • system life-cycle


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