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DSSL II A Powerful Tool for Modelling and Analysing Complex Systems

DSSL II A Powerful Tool for Modelling and Analysing Complex Systems Sound design, planning and monitoring is critical to theoperational and financial success of todays sophisticated manufacturingand nonmanufacturing systems. Owing to their increasing complexity,discreteevent simulation is becoming the most acceptable tool to aidplanning the design and management of production and operations. Thisgrowing acceptance has led to the development of many simulators. Twofundamental criteria enable assessment of the suitability of thesesimulations in complex environments. First, the sophistication of theirmodelling capability to handle a wide range of problematic situationsand second, ease of use. These two considerations, however, tend toconflict resulting in flexible simulators being difficult to use andvice versa. DSSL II is an advanced simulation methodology with a welldefined and userfriendly modelling strategy. It has been devised tooffer a versatile approach in modelling todays sophisticated systemsand policies. Features incorporated include a schematic modellingconcept to represent the operational logic of systems, a set of softwaremodules and an associated logical structure. Using the logicalstructure, the modules are combined to transform the concept of theschematic model into a representative computer program. Using DSSL II,models of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing systems are constructedreadily to provide accurate and trustworthy answers to essentialwhatif questions posed by decision makers, to determinewhich out of several scenarios would be the most appropriate. Thepurpose of this paper is to present the concepts and techniques employedby DSSL II. A simple case study and an example of a real industrialapplication are given in order to demonstrate its features andpotential. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

DSSL II A Powerful Tool for Modelling and Analysing Complex Systems

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0144-3577
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10.1108/01443579110006171
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Abstract

Sound design, planning and monitoring is critical to theoperational and financial success of todays sophisticated manufacturingand nonmanufacturing systems. Owing to their increasing complexity,discreteevent simulation is becoming the most acceptable tool to aidplanning the design and management of production and operations. Thisgrowing acceptance has led to the development of many simulators. Twofundamental criteria enable assessment of the suitability of thesesimulations in complex environments. First, the sophistication of theirmodelling capability to handle a wide range of problematic situationsand second, ease of use. These two considerations, however, tend toconflict resulting in flexible simulators being difficult to use andvice versa. DSSL II is an advanced simulation methodology with a welldefined and userfriendly modelling strategy. It has been devised tooffer a versatile approach in modelling todays sophisticated systemsand policies. Features incorporated include a schematic modellingconcept to represent the operational logic of systems, a set of softwaremodules and an associated logical structure. Using the logicalstructure, the modules are combined to transform the concept of theschematic model into a representative computer program. Using DSSL II,models of manufacturing and nonmanufacturing systems are constructedreadily to provide accurate and trustworthy answers to essentialwhatif questions posed by decision makers, to determinewhich out of several scenarios would be the most appropriate. Thepurpose of this paper is to present the concepts and techniques employedby DSSL II. A simple case study and an example of a real industrialapplication are given in order to demonstrate its features andpotential.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1991

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