Decision-making support for simulation solutions in small and medium sized enterprises

Fei Yu*, Christian Petersson Nielsen

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Over the recent years, Industry 4.0 principles, including factory simulation has increased in popularity. Where larger companies have an implementation strategy to implement this technology, small and medium-sized enterprises often do not. The key contribution of this paper is a conceptual decision-making structure that includes a developed decision-supporting tool targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises to help overcome this challenge. A performed literature review focused on manufacturing simulation frameworks, criteria for simulation solution selection, software evaluation methodologies and simulation solutions, creates the foundation for the key contribution. A company case study based on a German small and medium-sized enterprise verifies and validates the findings. It shows the value of the decision-making tool. In addition to a suggestion as the output, it triggers the process of learning and thinking, which shows more value to practitioners.
Titel20th International CINet Conference
ForlagContinuous Innovation Network
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-90-77360-21-7
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed20th International CINet Conference: Innovating in an era of continuous disruption - Denmark, Odense, Danmark
Varighed: 8. sep. 201910. sep. 2019


Konference20th International CINet Conference

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