Simio and Simulation: Modeling, Analysis, Applications: 4th Edition – Economy

Simio and Simulation: Modeling, Analysis, Applications: 4th Edition - Economy Author Jeffrey S Smith
ISBN-10 1546461922
ISBN-13 9781546461920
Year 2017-05-05
Pages 462
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Enjoy learning a key technology Undergraduates and beginning graduates in both first and second simulation courses have responded positively to the approach taken in this text which illustrates simulation principles using the popular Simio product This black and white economy version brings you the full textbook features without the cost of color illustrations and screenshots Content This textbook explains how to use simulation to make better business decisions in application domains from healthcare to mining heavy manufacturing to supply chains and everything in between It is written to help both technical and non technical users better understand the concepts and usefulness of simulation It can be used in a classroom environment or in support of independent study Modern software makes simulation more useful and accessible than ever and this book illustrates simulation concepts with Simio a leader in simulation software Author Statement This book can serve as the primary text in first and second courses in simulation at both the undergraduate and beginning graduate levels It is written in an accessible tutorial style writing approach centered on specific examples rather than general concepts and covers a variety of applications including an international flavor Our experience has shown that these characteristics make the text easier to read and absorb as well as appealing to students from many different cultural and applications backgrounds A first simulation course would probably cover Chapter 1 through 8 thoroughly and likely Chapters 9 and 10 particularly for upper class or graduate level students For a second simulation course it might work to skip or quickly review Chapters 1 3 and 6 thoroughly cover all other chapters up to Chapter 11 and use Chapters 12 13 and Appendix A as reinforcing assignments The text or components of it could also support a simulation module of a few weeks within a larger survey course in programs without a stand alone simulation course e g MBA For a simulation module that s part of a larger survey course we recommend concentrating on Chapters 1 4 and 5 and then perhaps lightly touch on Chapters 7 and 8 The extensibility introduced in Chapter 11 could provide some interesting project work for a graduate student with some programming background as it could be easily linked to other research topics Likewise Chapter 13 could be used as the lead in to some advanced study or research in the latest techniques in simulation based planning and scheduling Appendix A could be used as student assignments or challenge problems in an applications focused or independent study course Supplemental course material is also available on line Fourth Edition Changes The new fourth edition is written for Simio Version 9 and later the latest in simulation technology In this edition we added a new chapter on Miscellaneous Modeling Topics including sections on Searching Balking and Reneging Task Sequences Event based Decision logic the Flow Library the Extras Library and Experimentation using Parallel and Cloud Processing We also updated and promoted our former appendix on Simulation based Scheduling to a chapter And we added a new appendix referencing previous Simio Student Simulation Competition problems In addition the coverage of animation input analysis and output analysis has been significantly expanded End of chapter problems have been improved and expanded and we have incorporated many reader suggestions We have reorganized the material for an improved flow and have updates throughout the book for many of the new Simio features recently added such as the properties window and GIS mapping support