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A Hybrid Approach To Manufacturing Enterprise Simulation



Luis C. Rabelo, M Helal, Albert T. Jones, J Min, Y J. Son, A S. Deshmukh


Manufacturing enterprise decisions can be classified into four groups: business decisions, design decisions, engineering decisions, and production decisions. Numerous physical and software simulation techniques have been used to evaluate specific decisions by predicting their impact on the system as measured by one or more performance measures. In this paper, we focus on production decisions, where discrete-event-simulation models perform that evaluation. We argue that such an evaluation is limited in time and scope, and does not capture the potential impact of these decisions on the whole enterprise. We propose integrating these discrete-event models with system dynamic models and we show the potential benefits of such an integration using an example of semiconductor enterprise.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Location


discrete event simulation, distributed simulation, production scheduling, supply chain, system dynamics


Rabelo, L. , Helal, M. , Jones, A. , Min, J. , Son, Y. and Deshmukh, A. (2003), A Hybrid Approach To Manufacturing Enterprise Simulation, Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, , USA, [online], (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created July 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021