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Planning strategic directions
Developing a new product
Manufacturing a prod- uct
Sales fulfillment Call center support
Processing an insur- ance claim
Emergency room admitting
Regulating traffic Computer network Material handling Hiring employees
Completing an expense report
Writing a contract pro- posal
Approving a loan
Plan implementation
Employee has a new product idea
Receipt of raw materi- als
Customer orders goods
Customer calls on tele- phone
Claim is received (or accident occurs)
Traffic light changes
Packet is transmitted
Arrival of AGV
Company wins con- tract
Employee finishes trip
Request for proposal is issued
Customer submits application
Item(s) Decisions
A prototype Parts, labor
An order, or the goods themselves
Telephone call Claim
Patients, medical per- sonnel
Cars, pedestrians Packet of data Parts, AGVs Employees
Report Proposal Application
Processing 179
Processing in series
Planning meetings
Document the specifi- cations
Assemble the parts
Process the order, ship the goods
Route call to technical support
Review the claim
Assess incoming patients (triage)
Cross the street
Load part onto AGV
Interview potential candidates
Prepare and file report
Research the require- ments
Review credit history
☞ The following discussions most often refer to the Activity block for processing. However, the Workstation block can often be used instead of a Queue and an Activity, and the Convey Item and Transport blocks are also useful for simulating processing.
Processing in series
Serial processing occurs when items flow from one activity to another, where each activity per- forms one required task on the item, out of a series of required tasks. This is most common in manufacturing activities, order entry, or service-intensive situations. A simple example of
Discrete Event

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