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built. The following table gives some of the most common areas where discrete event model- ing is used.
Discipline Manufacturing
Service Industries
Transportation/Material Han- dling
Next steps
The next chapter is a tutorial
model. Other chapters in the Discrete Event module provide some tips you may find useful when building models and illustrate specific discrete event concepts, such as item generation, assigning properties to items, and activity-based costing.
The How To module that starts on page 564 includes chapters on topics relevant to all types of modeling, including creating a custom user interface, using mathematical and statistical func- tions, and employing different types of analysis for your models.
Aerospace, Biotech, Agricul- ture, Semiconductor, Food and Beverage, Automotive, Phar- maceutical,Consumerproducts
Retail, Banking, Finance, Restaurants, Hotels, Insurance, Utilities
Call centers, Satellite Systems, Airborne and Ground Commu- nication Systems
Airlines, Railroads, Freight and Mail, Moving and Cargo, Warehousing, Logistics
Inventory and resource man- agement, Six Sigma/Lean ini- tiatives, scheduling, capacity planning,evaluationofproce- dures.
Service levels, scheduling, throughput analysis, evalua- tion of procedures, Six Sigma/ Lean initiatives, workflow.
Capacity planning, perfor- mance evaluation, throughput analysis, determination of reli- ability and fault tolerance.
Emergency planning, schedul- ing, service level, Six Sigma/ Lean initiatives.
showing how to use the Item library to build a discrete event
Discrete Event

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