Volume 25, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 1–20
In order to survive in the present day global competitive environment, it now becomes essential for the manufacturing organizations to take prompt and correct decisions regarding effective use of their scarce resources. Various multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods are now available to help those organizations in choosing the best decisive course of actions. In this paper, the applicability of weighted aggregated sum product assessment (WASPAS) method is explored as an effective MCDM tool while solving eight manufacturing decision making problems, such as selection of cutting fluid, electroplating system, forging condition, arc welding process, industrial robot, milling condition, machinability of materials, and electro-discharge micro-machining process parameters. It is observed that this method has the capability of accurately ranking the alternatives in all the considered selection problems. The effect of the parameter λ on the ranking performance of WASPAS method is also studied.
Volume 9, Issue 3 (1998), pp. 297–314
More real systems have many components and their simulation requires significant execution times. The practical needs have conducted to distributed simulation rather than sequential method. Asynchronous parallel discrete event simulation (PDES) is studied and its methodology is presented. The paper presents the conservative methodology of PDES and illustrates it with a suggestive particular application: Virtual Assembly Cells.