Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Why initial conditions are important [manufacturing simulation]

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Gunn, B. ; Sch. of Eng. & Technol., Deakin Univ., Geelong, Vic., Australia ; Nahavandi, S.

Most simulation textbooks assume that a model can be started in an empty state and the final output will not be affected, so long as the "warm-up period" is excluded from the analysis. We test this assumption, using a discrete-event model of a existing manufacturing facility. Using a series of model runs with no initial work in progress (WIP) and another series of simulation runs with a realistic initial level of WIP, the results can be compared and contrasted. While the results show similar shaped profiles in terms of throughput and lead time, the differences between the curves has important practical implications.

Published in:

Simulation Conference, 2002. Proceedings of the Winter  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

8-11 Dec. 2002

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.