Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems to Symbiotic Simulation

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dc.contributor.advisor Tjahjono, Benny
dc.contributor.advisor Peter, Ball Jiang, Xu 2015-07-03T13:47:44Z 2015-07-03T13:47:44Z 2014-09
dc.description.abstract Symbiotic simulation is inspired by symbiosis in biology and is defined as a close association between a simulation system and a physical system, which is usually beneficial to at least one of them. Many applications have been proposed in recent years to implement symbiotic simulation to physical systems. However, little research has been carried out on implementing computer-based information systems to symbiotic simulation. In this research, symbiotic simulation is developed with the integration of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. On the one hand, simulation models benefit from the relevant manufacturing data which are provided by ERP systems. On the other hand, ERP systems and physical systems benefit from the feedback offered by simulation models. A tube manufacturing shop floor has been selected as a case to demonstrate how the symbiotic simulation can be practically implemented. In this case example, a simulation model has been built using Anylogic 6 to mutually interact with a SAP R/3 system. Experimentation has also been carried out to evaluate the extent to which the symbiotic simulation can effectively address uncertainties in manufacturing environments and ultimately control the ERP system and the tube manufacturing shop floor. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University 2014. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner. en_UK
dc.subject Symbiotic simulation en_UK
dc.subject Enterprise resource planning en_UK
dc.subject simulation en_UK
dc.subject integration en_UK
dc.subject optimisation en_UK
dc.subject manufacturing uncertainty en_UK
dc.title Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems to Symbiotic Simulation en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname MSc by Research en_UK

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