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- ItemLogistieke beplanning met behulp van objek-georienteerde simulasie(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1999-12) Loubser, Johannes Stephanus; Pienaar, W. J.; Visagie, S. E.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Logistics.ENGLISH SUMMARY: This report gives an overview of the combined use of object-oriented programming and simulation, with the objective of planning and controlling the logistic business functions. A case study to explain the application and a software package named SIMPLE++ to access the calculation is included. This package contains a simulation function to emulate the process by means of defined objects and their interaction. An object approach is used in the analysis of the reception and distribution function of a courier company, in order to evaluate the process: Results from the simulation study showed an imbalance in the capacities of the workstations. The company's utilisation of most of its resources is fairly good, but it is possible to obtain a more efficient process by restructuring its activities. This model is the very first electronic emulation that can be used as a planning, tool for the company's business activities, and in that way it fills a gap in its current planning function. The complete simulation model only reaches its potential when used as a strategic operational tool, by forecasting the expected results of changes in the working methods and physical structure.