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The expected benefits of utilizing simulation in manufacturing companies: Insights from a Delphi study

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Publication Details
Authors: Elfvengren Kalle, Mohammadi Manouchehr, Kalliola Ville, Hannola Lea
Editors of book: Ukko, Juhani; Saunila, Minna; Heikkinen, Janne; Semken, R. Scott; Mikkola, Aki
Edition name or number: 1
Publishing place: London
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Real-time Simulation for Sustainable Production : Enhancing User Experience and Creating Business Value
eISBN: 9781003054214
JUFO level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021061838790


In this chapter, we evaluate the near-future potential of simulation
modeling to transform manufacturing. Potential benefits and the added
value of simulation systems are analyzed using the Delphi method. The
primary data were collected at the end of 2018. The 20 experts of the
Delphi panel came from 10 Finnish industrial companies. The focus of the
study was on new product development and marketing opportunities. The
chapter also offers views on the push-pull factors of simulation
application implementation affecting firm operations, and how simulation
modeling could bring added value to the firms and their stakeholders.
The added information helps to explain why stakeholders (e.g.,
customers) should take part in the simulation process and to clarify the
role real-time simulation models play in involving customers. This
includes the evaluation of the usability and user experience of
real-time simulations. Finally, ways to measure the willingness of
customers to participate in the implementation of simulation modeling
and how to measure its success are reported.


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