Re: Discrete event simulation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg106631] Re: [mg106599] Discrete event simulation*From*: Ariel Sepulveda <sepulveda.cuevas at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 05:14:09 -0500 (EST)*References*: <201001180733.CAA11527@smc.vnet.net>

I have successfully used Mathematica for similar purposes in a manufacturing environment. I don't know of a book but the main basic constructs used for statistical simulation are already contained in Mathematica: probability distributions for calculating probabilities and generating random numbers, and a programming language that may provide much more flexibility than any other simulation package. If you feel comfortable programming in Mathematica and have a good knowledge of the theory of simulation I would recommend you to proceed and build your models in Mathematica. I have developed some tools that may be very useful for your needs, particularly for data analysis and graphical representation of event relations (e.g. http://www.prontoanalytics.com/mathematica/BESTViewpoints/tutorial/BESTViewpointsRelationalViewpoints.htmland http://www.prontoanalytics.com/mathematica/MXLPlus/ref/MarketBasketAnalysis.html). Additionally, the control charts described in SPC ( http://www.prontoanalytics.com/mathematica/MXLPlus/tutorial/StatisticalProcessControl.html) may be very useful for parameter estimation in discrete and continuous variables processes. Types of control charts in the package include XBar, R, S, individuals, EWMA, P, NP, C, NC, U, and T^2. Using the SPC module in BEST Viewpoints makes parameter estimation a very simple process: 1. import data, 2. select control chart 3. parameters estimated automatically. On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 3:33 AM, Lobotomy <labbman at gmail.com> wrote: > Hello > I am about to do a simulation of a production system. It is a factory > producing garments. I want to build a discrete model of a series of > operations connected that eventually ends up in a finished garment. > This will be done primarily by inputting time and deviations for each > operation. > > I want to analyse throughput, lead times, cycle times, efficiency, > OEE, difference between push and pull systems etc. Can mathematica be > used to do this? If so can you recommend any book, site or tutorial to > get started? > > I know that there are specific software for production simulation, but > I cant afford to buy it and since I have mathematica perhaps it could > be used? > > /Tommy > >

**References**:**Discrete event simulation***From:*Lobotomy <labbman@gmail.com>