Why initial conditions are important

Gunn, Bruce and Nahavandi, Saeid 2002, Why initial conditions are important, in WCS'02 : exploring new frontiers, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, N.Y., pp. 557-562, doi: 10.1109/WSC.2002.1172931.

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Title Why initial conditions are important
Author(s) Gunn, Bruce
Nahavandi, SaeidORCID iD for Nahavandi, Saeid orcid.org/0000-0002-0360-5270
Conference name Winter Simulation. Conference (34th : 2002 : San Diego, California)
Conference location San Diego, California
Conference dates 8-11 Dec. 2002
Title of proceedings WCS'02 : exploring new frontiers
Editor(s) Yucesan, Enver
Publication date 2002
Conference series Winter Simulation Conference
Start page 557
End page 562
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Summary Most simulation textbooks assume that a model can be started in an empty state and the final output will not be affected, so long as the "warm-up period" is excluded from the analysis. In this paper we test this assumption, using a discrete-event model of a existing manufacturing facility. Using a series of model runs with no initial Work in Progress (WIP) and another series of simulation runs with a realistic initial level of WIP, the results can be compared and contrasted. While the results show similar shaped profiles in terms of throughput and lead time, the differences between the curves has important practical implications.
ISBN 0780376153
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/WSC.2002.1172931
Field of Research 080110 Simulation and Modelling
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004857

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