"In an attempt to simulate a production system a typical company was assumed, and mathematical models of its functions were structured to form a total model. This model was programmed into an IBM 360/50 computer. A program which included seasonal trends and random requirements for various departments was designed that would evaluate all the available alternatives and output the two best production schedules such that operating costs would be minimized and the company labor force would remain nearly constant. These schedules detail the manpower requirements by week, department, line, job and shift.
To accommodate the seasonal trends, various forms of production leveling are programmed into schedule alternatives. To allow for the randomness of the needs of various departments an unusual two-week production scheduling period was introduced into the model. The program was then simulated and the desired results were obtained"--Abstract, page ii.
Swift, Fredrick W.
Wiebe, Henry Allen
Byers, James K.
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 100 pages
© 1973 Steven Craig Weis, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Production control -- Mathematical models
Production control -- Computer simulation
Engineering design -- Data processing
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Weis, Steven Craig, "The simulation of a production control system" (1973). Masters Theses. 3475.