Customized Lean 3D Simulation Environment for Intralogistics
Purpose: The aim of the article is to summarize the author's work, experiences, and publications in the form of a presentation of a coherent concept (requirements) for a simulation environment dedicated to intralogistics and based on Lean principles. Design/Methodology/Approach: Methodology is based on taking into account the achievements of Lean and building it into the methodology of simulation modeling of intralogistics. Findings: The findings include defined criteria for the evaluation of general-purpose simulation programs and dedicated program and their evaluation. Practical Implications: The presented approach and methodology is practically used in the LogABS simulation application introduced to didactics and offered on the market. Originality/Value: As an original author contribution, this concept is, simulation modeling referred to as "one-to-one" in the description of processes carried out in the enterprise, changing the method of creating simulation models by defining mechanisms that automate the construction of models, adopting as the basis the analysis of the operations performed and not the states of the objects performing the operations, implementation of a cycle-based approach and cycle management, separation of the executive level from the decision level.