Integrated simulation method for investment decisions of micro production systems

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From a production logistics point of view, micro production systems need special methods due to their special requirements and characteristics. In this paper a new approach for the assessment of different investment scenarios during the planning period with integrated cost simulation is presented. In particular, the use of single-purpose and multi-purpose machines and the cost effectiveness of function integration are examined. Thereby alternative machine pool configurations and optimal costs can be analysed, determined and taken into consideration for investment decisions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2001-2005
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 11.2008
Externally publishedYes