Discretely evaluating complex systems
Simulation is a valuable tool for lean Six Sigma
By Paul D. Babin and Allen G. Greenwood
Discrete-event simulation is a powerful computer modeling tool that helps engineers understand the impact that variability can have on a production system. Modeling a proposed change in a system during the planning phase of an improvement project greatly increases the likelihood and confidence that the improvement will generate its intended benefits. Six Sigma black belts and lean project team leaders should understand when to use discrete-event simulation on their projects and where to go for help in developing this skill set for their teams.
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