General-Purpose Manufacturing Simulation
Original Publication Date: 1986-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A simulation model utilizes the General-Purpose Simulation System (GPSS) language to simulate manufacturing scenarios. The model is parameter driven and contains eight random number tables to create random chance events. A computer evaluation of all manufacturing elements and variables assists in planning and optimizing the manufacturing process. The simulation works in the following manner. The program requests certain data that describes the manufacturing area to be analyzed, e.g.