Simulation Based Organizational Change In Multiple Product Assembly Systems
During the last few decades, Manufacturing Enterprises (ME) have been facing increasingly volatile market conditions due to changes such as globalization, reduced product lifetimes and increased competition. Simulation modeling (SM) has been widely deployed to help MEs optimize their operations by assessing uncertainties and possible future organizational behaviours. This paper reports ongoing research study which is developing and testing the use of a unified set of SM concepts within the context of Enterprise Modelling (EM) to facilitate process oriented organizational change related to the planning and control of ME’s operations. Case study research findings are described which focus on optimizing multi-product flows through assembly shop resources available to a furniture making SME based in UK.
KeywordsLead Time Process Network Activity Diagram Manufacture Enterprise Enterprise Modelling
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