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A Preliminary Information Model for a Supply Chain Simulation



Shigeki Umeda, Charles R. McLean, Yung-Tsun T. Lee


This paper provides an overview of the information model that is under development for the simulation of a manufacturing supply chain. The supply chain simulation is being developed to validate interface specifications as part of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Modeling and Simulation Environments for Design, Planning and Operation of Globally Distributed Enterprises (MISSION) project. The supply chain simulation is based largely upon the practical business operations of a U.S. power-tools manufacturing company. A high-level graphical representation of the information model is included. The information model is being used to develop neutral interface specifications that can ultimately be used to integrate distributed simulation models that are developed by other manufacturers to model their supply chains.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the EUROSIM '01 Conference


data exchange, IMS, information modeling, MISSION, simulation, supply chain system


Umeda, S. , McLean, C. and Lee, Y. (2001), A Preliminary Information Model for a Supply Chain Simulation, Proceedings of the EUROSIM '01 Conference, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017