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An object-oriented simulation language for master production scheduling in a flexible manufacturing environment

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2 Author(s)
Sieveking, A. ; Dept. of Gen. Eng., Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA ; Davis, Wayne J.

This paper introduces a new object-oriented simulation tool that has been developed to support integrated materials/capacity requirements planning and master production scheduling. Among its unique capabilities are its ability to support the implementation of global, system-wide controllers and to model several potential approaches for achieving flexible manufacturing. In the latter respect, this simulation tool supports multiple bills-of-material and alternative process plans for each manufactured item. The application of the new simulation tool to a real-world example is discussed as well as future plans to expand the capabilities for the tool

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 1995. Intelligent Systems for the 21st Century., IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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22-25 Oct 1995