Simulation Software 2004-05-28

Simulation Software 2004-05-28 - Simulation Software...

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Simulation Software J.Pemberton Cyrus, Ph.D., P.Eng. Industrial Engineering Dalhousie University 27 May 2004 pemberton.cyrus@dal.ca
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2 Agenda Why Simulation? How to do Simulation Advantages What’s New Examples of Software Packages
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3 Why Simulation Understand the manufacturing system Inventory issues Capacity Flow Analyze the situation What is important? Why is it important? Create and test new ideas Quick and dirty analyses
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4 How to do Simulation Investigate the situation – what is the question? Plan the project Collect data Build a conceptual model Fit distributions to data Validate Implement the model in software Verify Build many different solutions (answers) Test the solutions and choose the best answer
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5 Some Simulation advantages Cheap Some open-source software available Some packages have entry-level pricing Expensive packages may be worth it Easy to do Specialization = ease Fast to complete Specialized packages are fastest Easy to communicate the solution Animation, custom reports and graphics
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6 What’s new in software technology 3D animation Ultra-realistic imaging Easy integration with popular languages C#, C++, VB, Access, VBA, Excel, Visio
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