Enterprise Simulation Of The Precast Concrete Manufacturing Industry

Ammar Al-Bazi, N. Dawood

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    Abstract

    The lack of applied innovative tools, for improving the performance of the precast concrete products manufacturing industry, has led the researchers in this paper to develop an Enterprise Simulation Precast Concrete (ESPC) model, to improve the performance of the precast industry. As an initial stage, a detailed layout for the precast concrete production processes is developed in order to understand the relationships amongst the manufacturing processes in such industry. In addition, simulation methodology is developed to analyse the precast manufacturing system and identify the resource bottlenecks. Heuristic searching rule is developed in order to simulate the accommodation process of the produced items in a temporary stockyard area. The results indicated low utilisation of the used resources due to using only one curing area for storage and retrieval processes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceeding for CIB-W78 25th International Conference, 15th – 17th July, Santiago, Chile.
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Information Technology in Construction - Santiago, Chile
    Duration: 15 Jul 200817 Jul 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Technology in Construction
    Country/TerritoryChile
    CitySantiago
    Period15/07/0817/07/08

    Keywords

    • Precast concrete products
    • enterprise simulation model
    • discrete event simulation modelling
    • manhole
    • manufacturing system
    • heuristic searching rule

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