Human-resource-based models of production systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1996


One weakness of many simulations of production systems is an overly simplistic treatment of human resource considerations. This paper presents a simple model of a human-resource-based production system that can be used to augment other models of production systems. The simple model is used to illustrate how various human resource functions are inter-related, and a few hypothetical examples are presented to show how important it is to model accurately human resource costs when production costs are being estimated.

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  • Human resource management, Simulation models