The interwoven phases of the manufacturing process in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) require a carefully designed facility. Simulation modeling can be combined with other techniques to provide a rigorous methodology for CIM system design. This paper describes CIM, simulation ana their relationship. A case study demonstrates the described methodology in the design of a flexible manufacturing cell.
Hunke, Debra A., "Simulation Modeling in Manufacturing Cell Design" (1991). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 135.