The dynamics of a distribution system simulated on a spreadsheet

Reinecke, R. ; Bird, P. M. ; McNab, J. T. ; Uys, A. R. (1988)

CITATION: Reinecke, R. et al. 1988. The dynamics of a distribution system simulated on a spreadsheet. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2(2):40-48, doi:10.7166/2-2-447.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dynamics of a typical production-distribution system, namely from manufacturer to distributors to retailers has been simulated with the aid of Lotus 123 on a personal computer. The original simulation program DYNAr10 was run on an IBM 1620 mainframe computer but we successfully converted it to run on a personal computer using LOTUS 123. This paper deals with problems encountered in using the present MS-DOS limited PC machines to run application programmes written for earlier mainframe machines. It is also shown that results very comparable with those obtained on mainframe machines can be generated on a simple PC.

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