A consideration of modelling techniques that can be used to evaluate manufacturing strategies


Practising engineers frequently seek to understand what the effects of various manufacturing strategies will be on the performance of their production facilities. In this situation a computer model can help to provide insight and form predictions about future manufacturing system performance. Various types of modelling methods exist and each provide models that have distinct characteristics. This paper presents a review of popular modelling techniques and, based on the results of a structured experimental study, summarises their capabilities to support the evaluation of manufacturing strategies.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01178917
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
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Publication ISSN: 1433-3015
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 1998-05
Authors: Baines, Timothy (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7518-2967)
Harrison, D.K.
Kay, John M.
Hamblin, D.J.



Version: Accepted Version

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