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A Framework for Standard Modular Simulation



Charles R. McLean, Swee K. Leong


The primary reason for building manufacturing simulations is to provide support tools that aid the manufacturing deci-sion-making process. Simulations are typically a part of a case study commissioned by manufacturing management to address a particular set of problems. The objectives of the case study determine the types of simulation models, input data, and output data that are required. Neutral model libraries and interface data standards could simplify the simulation analyst's job and significantly improve the simulation case study process. This paper describes a pro-posed framework for simulation standards development. The framework is comprised of four major component elements: 1) industry sector, 2) hierarchical level of the manufacturing organization, system, or process, 3) simula-tion case study area, and 4) manufacturing model and data types.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, USA


Interface Standards, Manufacturing Simulation, Simulation Taxonomy


McLean, C. and Leong, S. (2002), A Framework for Standard Modular Simulation, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created November 30, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021