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Re‐engineering manufacturing processes through simulation modelling

Zahir Irani (Zahir Irani is a Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.)
Vlatka Hlupic (Vlatka Hlupic is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.)
Lynne P. Baldwin (Lynne P. Baldwin is Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.)
Peter E.D. Love (Peter E.D. Love is Senior Lecturer in the School of Building and Architecture, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Article publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Previous research suggests that developing dynamic models of business processes prior to their radical change could increase the success of BPR projects. Identifies barriers encountered in existing business processes and presents an overview of business process modelling methods that can be used to identify ways of eliminating these barriers. A case study is used to demonstrate how simulation modelling can be used to effectively re‐engineer manufacturing processes. The developed model is then manipulated, with results being generated to discover the possibilities of increasing the through‐put of the system. The usability of simulation modelling for evaluating alternative business process strategies is then investigated. Guidelines for achieving more widespread use of business process simulation are then proposed.

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Irani, Z., Hlupic, V., Baldwin, L.P. and Love, P.E.D. (2000), "Re‐engineering manufacturing processes through simulation modelling", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 7-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576050010306341

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