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A new Approach to Simulation in Production Management

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Abstract

In a world of steady change, manufacturing companies face major challenges. They have to react quickly to an increasing competition and more and more individual customer requests. New technologies and organizational structures like RFID or decentralized and real-time based production control can handle these challenges. The analysis of a production process and the and selection of appropriate solutions often approves to be difficult and cost intensive. Previous simulation approaches are frequently combined with high efforts in order to state credible propositions regarding suitability and economic efficiency. This paper presents a new opportunity towards managing these disadvantages. The advantages of computer-based simulations are combined with a model factory. A fast and flexible illustration of the analyzed production processes is achieved.

Keywords:

Hybrid Simulation Production Process Evaluation of Economic Efficiency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Potsdam / Chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic GovernmentPotsdamGermany

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