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Looking for good books and other how-to-guides to simulate production networks

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello everybody,

 

my name is Berndt and I'm very new to the community and to Plant Sim.

I'm a student and I want to simulate production networks with three tiers of suppliers in Plant Sim. Do you have any recommendations for good books and how-to-guides how I can approach this task? I only have the book "Manufacturing Simulation with Plant Simulation and Simtalk" written by Steffen Bangsow. But therein the focus is on internal production processes. Do you have any ideas or hints regarding production networks?

I appreciate it!

Thank you very much for your help in advance,

Best,

berndt

4 REPLIES

Re: Looking for good books and other how-to-guides to simulate production networks

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hello Berndt,

 

what are the priorities for your model, transport, warehousing ?

 

You can find some books about Supply Chain Simulation and you will find a lot of different approaches.

 

And by the way: my next book will contain a complete chapter for logistics simulation.

 

Best regards,

 

Steffen Bangsow

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Looking for good books and other how-to-guides to simulate production networks

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Steffen,

 

thanks for your answer. Looking forward to your new book!

The priority is to simulate the material flow and to identify the bottleneck in the network

I want to simulate the following:

- a production network consisting of different production sites

- in each site 2-3 different production lines

- transportations between these production sites

- warehouses only a few

- different demand scenarios applied to the network

 

Do you have any ideas where I can find some how-to-guides?

And any concrete hints for these books about Supply Chain simulation with Plant Sim?


Thanks for your help!!!

Best,

berndt

Re: Looking for good books and other how-to-guides to simulate production networks

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I guess you will not find a lot of how-to descriptions for Plant Simulation.

 

You can find a lot of papers here: http://www.informs-sim.org/ in the Winter Simulation papers archive,

look in your library for this book:

Supply Chain Simulation

ISBN-13: 978-0857297181

 

Have also a look on the value stream mapping library of Plant Simulation.

 

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Looking for good books and other how-to-guides to simulate production networks

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Steffen,

 

sorry for the delay in answering, but nevertheless: Thank you very much for your reponse. I will have a look at the book and the papers.

 

Best,

berndt2002