MAS 2008 Proceeding

Use of discrete event simulation for a long range planning of an expediton system

Authors:   Leonardo Chwif, Afonso Celso Medina, Josť Arnaldo Barra Montevechi, Marcos Ribeiro Pereira Barretto


Discrete Event Simulation is widely used in many areas both in industrial and non-industrial ones. It can be used as an operational tool or as a planning tool. Historically it is most used as a planning tool. Focusing discrete event simulation as a planning tool, generally it is used as a tactical planning tool, and its results should be implemented in days, weeks or months. There are fewer cases that employ discrete event simulation as a long range planning tool. This works is regard a long range planning study of an expedition system by means of discrete event simulation of a factory that produces customized metal sheets (special steels). After the study was performed it was possible to confirm that the initial configuration works for the forecasted growth of flow of the expedition system and that discrete event simulation can also be used as a long range planning tool.

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