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Simulation model for closed loop repairable parts inventory system with service level performance measures
Published in Inderscience Publishers
2015
Volume: 23
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 18 - 42
Abstract
In this paper, an attempt is made to understand verification and validation methodology in the contexts which are driven by discrete-event simulations. Specifically, a problem context of closed-loop repairable parts inventory system of three echelons is considered. Proposed model is based on real-life situation faced by a large public sector transportation company dealing with repairable parts like tyres. In the simulation related literature, a general mechanism is given to perform verification and validation. However, there is a visible lack of specific context-based verification and validation guidelines in a complex simulation scenario. This paper explores the difficulties and nuisances to achieve a well-designed verification and validation method. The paper focuses on the specific industry and through illustrative example shows how verification and validation is achieved in a real-life problem context.
About the journal
JournalInternational Journal of Services and Operations Management
PublisherInderscience Publishers
ISSN1744-2370
Open AccessNo