Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/188399
Authors: 
Jeong, Ki-Young
Wu, Lei
Hong, Jae-Dong
Year of Publication: 
2009
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) [ISSN:] 2013-0953 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2009 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 337-359
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to provide an IDEF method-based integrated framework for a business process simulation model to reduce the model development time by increasing the communication and knowledge reusability during a simulation project. In this framework, simulation requirements are collected by a function modeling method (IDEF0) and a process modeling method (IDEF3). Based on these requirements, a common data model is constructed using the IDEF1X method. From this reusable data model, multiple simulation models are automatically generated using a database-driven simulation model development approach. The framework is claimed to help both requirement collection and experimentation phases during a simulation project by improving system knowledge, model reusability, and maintainability through the systematic use of three descriptive IDEF methods and the features of the relational database technologies. A complex semiconductor fabrication case study was used as a testbed to evaluate and illustrate the concepts and the framework. Two different simulation software products were used to develop and control the semiconductor model from the same knowledge base. The case study empirically showed that this framework could help improve the simulation project processes by using IDEF-based descriptive models and the relational database technology. Authors also concluded that this framework could be easily applied to other analytical model generation by separating the logic from the data.
Subjects: 
IDEF0
IDEF3
IDEF1X
discrete event simulation
business process
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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