Execution data connected simulation for production operation planning and control
Due to the large number of the resources, the frequent reengineering of manufacturing processes and the often changing product types, the maintenance of the simulation model and the provision of up-to-date input data are almost always difficult. The paper introduces new quantitative analysis method including processing time and batch calculation algorithms applied in the automatic building of discrete-event simulation systems. The simulation model and the mentioned algorithms are both directly interfaced with real execution databases and the overall solution supports the shop-floor managers in making control decisions. The applicability of the elaborated approach is illustrated by the results of experiments relying on real historical data.