Simulation and Analysis of Production Systems

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Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of this course, the students will

  • be familiar with the theoretical and methodological principles of discrete event simulation,
  • know how and under what conditions dynamic stochastic systems can be represented using analytical queueing models, and
  • be qualified to employ simulation and queueing approaches in the modelling and analysis of industrial production systems under uncertainty.


Chapter 1: Basic concepts
1.1 Production systems
1.2 Simulation
1.3 Queueing models

Chapter 2: Discrete event simulation
2.1 Time-flow mechanisms
2.2 Input analysis
2.3 Generation of random numbers
2.4 Output analysis
2.5 Variance-reducing methods
2.6 Simulation of production systems

Chapter 3: Queueing models
3.1 Markov chains
3.2 Poisson processes
3.3 Markov processes
3.4 Single queueing nodes
3.5 Queueing networks
3.6 Analysis of production systems


  • Altiok T (1997): Performance Analysis of Manufacturing Systems. Springer, Berlin
  • Buzacott JA, Shantikumar JG (1993): Stochastic Models of Manufacturing Systems. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs
  • Curry GL, Feldman RM (2011): Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis. Springer, Berlin
  • Fishman, GS (2001): Discrete-Event Simulation: Modeling, Programming, and Analysis. Springer, Berlin
  • Shortle JF, Thompson JM, Gross D, Harris CM (2018): Fundamentals of Queueing Theory. John Wiley, Hoboken
  • Ripley, BD (1987): Stochastic Simulation. John Wiley, New York
  • Waldmann K-H, Helm WE (2016): Simulation stochastischer Systeme. Springer Gabler Berlin
  • Waldmann K-H, Stocker U (2012): Stochastische Modelle. Springer, Berlin

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