Paper airplane simulation. Comparing traditional and self-managed manufacturing approaches

Ronald L. Jacobs, Michael J. Jones

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The Paper Airplane Simulation was developed to help hourly and salaried employees compare the results when using a traditional versus a self-managed work group manufacturing approach. The simulation involves the production of colored paper airplanes, a process which models how greater productivity and quality can be achieved using a self-managed work group approach. While the simulation was developed for use in a manufacturing setting, it has also been successfully adapted to other work settings where the work has a distinct systems flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-32
Number of pages3
JournalSimulation Series
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the SCS Multiconference on Simulation in Business and Management - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 17 1990Jan 19 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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