Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Modelling and simulation of a mattress production line using ProModel.

Khalili, MH; Zahedi-Hosseini, F


MH Khalili


Understanding the current manufacturing setup and accurately predicting the performance of a system over time makes modeling and simulation an ideal tool for systems’ planning. This case study aims mainly at exploring the application of modeling and simulation (M&S) in order to evaluate and provide performance results that could help measure the capacity and the capability of an existing mattress production line, and to further investigate whether the production line could cope with the firm’s expansion plan over the next five years. The simulation model was built and analyzed using the ProModel discrete-event simulation software. The analysis found that the current production setup could not cope with the demand over the next five years. Therefore, potential improvements within the production line were identified and implemented in an improved scenario model. The results indicated that the new system was able to meet the new demand and cope with the proposed expansion plan.


Khalili, M., & Zahedi-Hosseini, F. (2013, December). Modelling and simulation of a mattress production line using ProModel. Presented at Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2013, Washington, DC

Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2013
Conference Location Washington, DC
Start Date Dec 8, 2013
End Date Dec 11, 2013
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2013
Publication Date Dec 1, 2013
Deposit Date Aug 7, 2015
Publisher URL
Related Public URLs
Additional Information Event Type : Conference