The objective of this thesis is to research into an integrated knowledge-based simulation
method, which combines the capability of knowledge based simulation and a structured
analysis method, for the design and analysis of complex and hierarchical manufacturing
organizations. This means manufacturing organizations analysed according to this
methodology can manage the tactical and operational planning as well as the direct operation of shop floor. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.