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Title: Simulation in manufacturing and business: A review
Authors: Jahangirian, M
Eldabi, T
Naseer, A
Stergioulas, L K
Young, T
Keywords: Systematic literature review
Modelling
Simulation
Management
Visualisation
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: European Journal of Operational Research 203(1): 1-13, May 2010
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a review of simulation applications published within peer-reviewed literature between 1997 and 2006 to provide an up-to-date picture of the role of simulation techniques within manufacturing and business. The review is characterised by three factors: wide coverage, broad scope of the simulation techniques, and a focus on real-world applications. A structured methodology was followed to narrow down the search from around 20,000 papers to 281. Results include interesting trends and patterns. For instance, although discrete event simulation is the most popular technique, it has lower stakeholder engagement than other techniques, such as system dynamics or gaming. This is highly correlated with modelling lead time and purpose. Considering application areas, modelling is mostly used in scheduling. Finally, this review shows an increasing interest in hybrid modelling as an approach to cope with complex enterprise-wide systems.
Description: Copyright @ 2009 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5488
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2009.06.004
ISSN: 0377-2217
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