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Title: An integrated modelling method to support manufacturing systems analysis and design
Authors: Al-Ahmari, A.M.A.
Ridgway, K.
Keywords: Conceptual modelling
Integrated methodologies;
GRAI grid
IDEF0
Simulation
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computers in Industry: 38; 225–238
Abstract: This paper presents a modelling method GI-SIMGRAIrIDEF-Simulation.—developed to meet the requirements of manufacturing system analysis and design. The GI-SIM method combines three important concepts of modelling methods.conceptual, functional and simulation.in an integrated structure. It enables a system analyst and designer to build system models from the basic functional specifications to the sub-activity dynamic simulation level. This integrated modelling method presents the global view of the manufacturing system in a single level grid and uses IDEF0 to model every activity centre. Then lowest levels of activity centre, described by the IDEF0 sub-activity models, can be translated into a simulation modelling tool to measure and evaluate system performance. A computer-based support tool has been developed to assist model building and connect model objects and elements. To demonstrate and validate the modelling method and computerised tools developed, a case study has been carried out in an electric motor manufacturing company.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4572
ISSN: 0166-3615
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