Asking here for lack of a more obvious location.
I'm looking to see if anyone has undertaken serious simulation of what is called LEAN production (cf., http://www.lean.org
- the Lean Enterprise Institute), using the software iThink (or Stella II), and developed/adapted typical LEAN icons for these.
As I see it, LEAN is one way to sharply reduce the cost and hassles of any production operation, but it adds up the activity times differently than a 'simple' flow chart. I'd like to build some computer simulations for educational purposes, but the typical LEAN software costs $, and runs only on Windows machines. For this project, there is little enough money, and I already have access to Stella II.
Any suggestions? Has anyone done this already?