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The Role of Simulation in Strategic Manufacturing

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Author(s)

Swee K. Leong, Charles R. McLean

Abstract

Simulation technology holds tremendous promise for reducing costs, improving quality, and shortening the time-to-market for manufactured goods. Unfortunately, this technology still remains largely underutilized by industry today. This paper suggests benefits to industry resulting from the widespread, pervasive implementation of manufacturing simulation technology. Potential simulation impact areas are closely intertwined with strategic manufacturing. Yet, a number of factors currently inhibit the deployment of simulation technology in industry today. The development new simulation interface standards is suggested as a viable solution to this problem. Interface standards could improve the accessibility of this technology by helping to reduce the expenses associated with acquisition and deployment, minimize model development time and costs, and provide new types of simulation functionality that are not available today.
Citation
Working Group on Integrated Production

Keywords

industrial strategies, interface standards, manufacturing simulation, Strategic manufacturing

Citation

Leong, S. and McLean, C. (2001), The Role of Simulation in Strategic Manufacturing, Working Group on Integrated Production, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821605 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created May 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021