I am pretty new in JaamSim.
Sometimes I make some simple DES models using vba, in order to show the dynamics of some phenomenons in production environment or supply chain context.
The JaamSim looks very powerful and with high external potential integration. So, I would like just some suggestions about how to address my efforts in developing model in the subject.
A short description of target model: there are some machines (injection presses) which can process jobs depending on item's job features. So, for each item there is the list of potential machines which could process it.
A job is identified by unique number, the item code, the quantity of items which is required, the available date for shipping, time cycle required for processing (injection), color of item, indication of labour required for process (expressed in % of process time).
Each item could be processed by a cluster of machines (rules could be object of models benchmark: such as first machine avaialble, machine with shorter queue, etc.).
The total production time if: setup time for changing mould equiptment (which depends on item), cleaning time (which depends on color of item processed before in the same machine and color of item to be processed; so a table with cleaning times for each couple of colors is required as input).
There are also other details, and some stocastic logic about availability of machines and people would be appliced to enrich model, but I think could be bring back to same logic expressed above.
Could you help me to pick up from JaamSime the objects which I mainly need to study in order to develop similar model?
Thanks in advance.