In the book by SMITH/STURROCK/KELTON, in Section 7-3, the authors warn against manually changing the arrival rate from one period to the other. They state that it will give wrong results at the transitions. The recommendation is to use Rate Tables.
Is my guess correct ? Say we have 2 periods of 1 hour each, one with mean = 100 and one with mean = 200.
If we use Rate Tables, Simio will use the rate 100 in the first hour BUT will only generate arrivals during the first hour.
If we use a manually set rate and change it to 200 after 1 hour, it is possible that in the last few minutes of the first hour, entities might be generated that arrive in the second hour.
If not correct, what is the real reason for the author's warning?