Simulation in automotive manufacturing systems. A collection of success applications 2008-36-0236
Brazil has registered, year after year, a large increase in the production and sales of automotive vehicles. This growth drives the demand for the products of the automotive industries, which needs investments for improving its productive capacity to follow these developments.
In real life is very difficult to evaluate various alternatives for improvement in manufacturing systems. That's because testing in real productive areas - such as changes in equipments, layouts and operations - generate disturbances in the production system, generating costs, inefficient allocation of investments and reduced productivity.
In this sense the objective of this paper is to present a collection of success applications of simulation projects. The applications were developed or collected through consultancy projects of the Belge Engenharia, or presented in recent Congresses Innovation.