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Findings from University of Aveiro Update Understanding of Industrial Engineering

January 29, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- A new study on Industrial Engineering is now available. According to news originating from Aveiro, Portugal, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The design of cellular manufacturing systems (CMS) is a complex decision process that, in general, has to be decomposed into several sub-problems. Analytical techniques have been used to tackle each of these sub-problems individually but its usage is limited when designing real-world CMS."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Aveiro, "Simulation tools enable the decision maker to capture the dynamic nature of CMS allowing the test of different designs and their evaluation through a wide set of performance measures. This research describes the structural modelling and implementation of a simulation template (simulation library) for the dynamic analysis of cellular manufacturing systems and illustrates its utilisation in the development of a real simulation study. The template was modelled using object-oriented concepts and some of its components were implemented in the simulation software Arena®."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The utilisation of the template in real CMS scenarios is allowing its validation and its continuous enhancement."

For more information on this research see: Dynamic analysis of manufacturing cells: a dedicated simulation library and an empirical simulation study. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2013;7(6):704-728. European Journal of Industrial Engineering can be contacted at: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, World Trade Center Bldg, 29 Route De Pre-Bois, Case Postale 856, Ch-1215 Geneva, Switzerland.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Ramos, University of Aveiro, GOVCOPP Dept. of Econ Management & Ind Engn, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.

Keywords for this news article include: Aveiro, Europe, Portugal, Industrial Engineering

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Source: Journal of Engineering

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