MAS 2013 Proceeding

The use of simulation as a tool to support decision-making in a piston manufacturing system

Authors:   Alexandre Massote, Bruno Ignácio


The business scenario is characterized by a high complexity, which influences various aspects of the organizations, such as the decision-making. In this way, companies can use several techniques to reduce the risks and uncertainties of this process; among them is the computer simulation. Considering that, this article aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technique. In order to do so, it will simulate several situations of a piston manufacturing system linked with the expansion of the manufacturing cell. In summary, the method will be used as a support for the manager to decide which is the best option to expand the manufactory cell.

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