Computer simulations are software

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Computer simulations are software applications that enable a user to run a model of a system. Users can interact with computer systems, setting input variables and observing what changes occur to outputs. They can animatedly explore the model domain in real time, start and stop the model, make changes to test hypotheses, and experiment in a non-prescriptive fashion. The interactive, dynamic and open nature computer-based simulation is an excellent teaching tool. A tool that put users in charge of their own learning, thinking process, and own understanding of a particular system, which create valuable individual learning experiences. Reflections, title of our team paper explores some of those lessons learned as we assimilated into the world of Process Control and Problem Solving, Managing a Process Layout, and Inventory Management. Why not come alone with us as we reflect back on the various processes used in the world of business. Simulation I – Process Control and Problem Solving The Mario's Pizzeria simulation focused on reduction of customers' wait time while anticipating losing patrons, investing in new equipment and getting rid of the old, and expanding the business by adding another function of the business. The following information were the results of our simulation process into Mario's Pizzeria: To determine how many customers we were willing to see walk away based on the wait time, strategic planning was utilized with the expectation of losing 17 to 20 customers. We changed the distribution of tables by reducing the tables of fours and increased the tables of twos. The results of this redistribution proved to be a good decision, because in the beginning the tables for four showed the highest utilization at 99.56 percent and 37 of the groups of four walked out and left the restaurant without being served. After we made our decisions, the utilization of tables for four changed to 96.26 percent and the tables for two changed to 89.11 percent. This was the
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optimum solution as the waiting time was reduced considerably and we made a reasonable profit, and utilization of all the servers was not very high. The sales loss was reduced to $390. Another alternative to maximize the wait time and utilization of our facility and staff would be to consider utilizing two cash registers on opposite ends. Utilization of two registers would not only speed up the process, but also give the appearance that there is no long line. Additionally, purchasing the conveyor oven from Plax to replace the manual ovens and buying the Menu Point
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course BUS 362 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at ASU.

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