||ENTERPRISE SIMULATION OF THE PRECAST CONCRETE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
||The lack of applied innovative tools, for improving the performance of the precast concrete products manufacturing industry, has led the researchers in this paper to develop an Enterprise Simulation Precast Concrete (ESPC) model, to improve the performance of the precast industry. As an initial stage, a detailed layout for the precast concrete production processes is developed in order to understand the relationships amongst the manufacturing processes in such industry. In addition, simulation methodology is developed to analyse the precast manufacturing system and identify the resource bottlenecks. Heuristic searching rule is developed in order to simulate the accommodation process of the produced items in a temporary stockyard area.The results indicated low utilisation of the used resources due to using only one curing area for storage and retrieval processes.
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||Precast concrete products, enterprise simulation model, discrete event simulation modelling, manhole manufacturing system, heuristic searching rule
Ammar Al-Bazi (2008).
ENTERPRISE SIMULATION OF THE PRECAST CONCRETE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. CIB W78 2008 - Improving the management of construction projects through IT adoption,