Using simulation in capacity planning

New, Steve, Boaden, Ruth and Locekett, A.G. (1991) Using simulation in capacity planning. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 42 (4). pp. 271-279.


This paper describes a case study concerning the application of simulation to manufacturing capacity planning. Visual interactive models were developed and used to investigate the manufacturing strategy for a particular organization. However, there are several practical difficulties which may arise in using these techniques to support managerial decisions. One of these concerns the meaning of the term 'manu- facturing capacity'. This problem was overcome by using a visual interactive version of an established procedure to complement the use of a simulation model

Item Type: Article
Keywords: planning, production, simulation
Subject(s): Corporate reputation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 13:36

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