An early phase case of VSM and Discret Event Simulation
Conference contribution, 2018
This paper use a case study to investigate the process analysis methods using value stream mapping and discrete event simulation in early phases change decision making. The case study discuss the practical situation for the modeler. The output of each tool and the combination is evaluated with the modelling effort in mind. The result shows that it may be preferable to analyse issues like static bottlenecks and average capacity with value stream mapping while for dynamic issues discrete event simulation may be necessary. For industrial application purposes it is proposed to build the models simultaneously and to take time to do the proper static analysis before doing the dynamic analysis in order to understand the dynamic results.
value stream mapping
discrete event simulation