This is a discrete event simulation program on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. It operates through a Macro written in Visual Basic. There are two basic elements: Machines and Storage Areas. Machines can have many different processes, changeover times, etc. Probability distributions of processing time, failures, and defective items are quite flexible. Detailed instructions are included.
Material Type: Simulation
Date Added to MERLOT: March 28, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 14, 2007
Submitter: John McClain
Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: It runs in a Microsoft Excel worksheet. Macros must be enabled.
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure