Lean, Simulation and Optimization: A Win-Win combination
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference / [ed] L. Yilmaz, W. K. V. Chan, I. Moon, T. M. K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M. D. Rossetti, Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Computer Society, 2016, 2227-2238 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Lean and simulation analysis are driven by the same objective, how to better design and improve processes making the companies more competitive. The adoption of lean has been widely spread in companies from public to private sectors and simulation is nowadays becoming more and more popular. Several authors have pointed out the benefits of combining simulation and lean, however, they are still rarely used together in practice. Optimization as an additional technique to this combination is even a more powerful approach especially when designing and improving complex processes with multiple conflicting objectives. This paper presents the mutual benefits that are gained when combining lean, simulation and optimization and how they overcome each other´s limitations. A framework including the three concepts, some of the barriers for its implementation and a real-world industrial example are also described.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, New Jersey: IEEE Computer Society, 2016. 2227-2238 p.
Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, ISSN 0891-7736 ; 2016
Lean, Simulation, Optimization, Decision making
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Computer Systems
Research subject Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11766DOI: 10.1109/WSC.2015.7408335ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962838930ISBN: 978-1-4673-9743-8 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-11766DiVA: diva2:884931
2015 Winter Simulation Conference, December 6-9, Huntington Beach, California, USA
ProjectsSimulation-based Multi-objective Optimization for Lean production and logistic Networks