Practical approach to experimentation in a simulation study

Benny Tjahjono, Raúl Fernández

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Simulation study of complex production facilities can be a challenging task for manufacturing engineers as it requires skills to build the models and to conduct experiments. Accurate modeling but inadequate experimentation may lead to poor decision and can be detrimental particularly when financial investment is involved. This paper proposes a practical approach to simulation experimentation in the context of simulation study of an engine assembly line. The overall aim of the study was to increase the productivity and efficiency of the line. The approach was deployed in the form of a methodology that was used to select the most feasible outcome from a series of simulation experiments, taking into account the minimum effort/investment needed to implement the improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2008
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 Winter Simulation Conference - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 200810 Dec 2008


Conference2008 Winter Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleWSC 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


  • Productivity
  • Assembly
  • Virtual manufacturing
  • Context modeling
  • Workstations
  • Engines
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Manufacturing systems ,
  • Buildings
  • Analytical models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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