Intelligent Simulation Framework for Integrated Production System

Intelligent Simulation Framework for Integrated Production System

Abid Al Ajeeli (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-198-8.ch009
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Abstract

This chapter addresses the problem of modeling finished products and their associated subassemblies and/or raw materials. A production system is a set of policies that monitors and controls finished products and raw materials. It determines how much of each item should be manufactured or be kept in warehouses, when low items should be replenished, and how many items should be assembled or be ordered when replenishment is needed. Practical production models rarely optimize or even represent very precise descriptions of realistic situations. The art of model design is to develop commonsense approximations that give enough information to facilitate managerial decision-making. A system with a high degree of intelligence is more robust and able to perform better in terms of lower cost and higher efficiency. The integration concept of manufacturing processing has enjoyed increased popularity among researchers and manufacturers. Integrated production system is a set of mathematical models and policies that monitors and controls raw items, sub-assemblies, and finished products. Although such systems provide a better utilization of resources they have a number of drawbacks due to the complexity of real world problems. Using intelligent simulation techniques will lead to better automated systems.

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