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.

discrete event simulation

value stream mapping


Martin Kurdve

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Daniel Malm

Student at Chalmers

Winter Simulation Conference 2018
Göteborg, Sweden,

Circular material flows

Chalmers, 2017-08-21 -- 2019-08-21.

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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Computer and Information Science

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