Discrete Event Simulation in a Virtual Enterprise Environment: a Case Study Reflection of Multiple Developers
Paper in proceeding, 2003

Today, making decisions in a distributed production system, like a Virtual Enterprise [VE], have few support tools. This paper discusses how Discrete Event Simulation [DES] can be used in a VE environment. A DES model was built involving multiple developers who were individually responsible for one part of the model. In this case study, incremental development methodology has been used together with a methodology for conducting DES projects. The paper presents reflections from the developers and gives recommendations for applying DES on a VE. The most important reflections were to formulate a well defined goal for the project as a whole, to start with integration as early as possible, and to have tangible goals.

Virtual Enterprise

Discrete Event Simulation



Joacim Johnsson

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

European Simulation Symposium and Exhibition

Vol. 15 1 309-314
3-936150-28-1 (ISBN)

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Mechanical Engineering



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