The Simulation and Analysis of Continuous Single Product Manufacturing Systems.
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The development of a FORTRAN based simulation program which can be used to study and analyze any single product manufacturing system is the topic of this paper. Three different types of production units are discussed. A general one step Markov transition matrix is developed for each of the production units and is used to generate each units output. A detailed economic and statistical study of the manufacturing network is available as program options. The simulation program is demonstrated by example using the Armys new system of munitions production. The best operating policy of each production unit in the system is found. A thorough statistical and economic study was performed on numerous system simulations in order to obtain the optimal values of certain process parameters.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems