Simulation : The Practice of Model Development and Use
Stewart RobinsonISBN: 0470847727; 9780470847725;
Simulation models enable the user to better understand and explore improvements to an operations system such as a manufacturing, service, transport or supply system. It is a powerful management tool, providing a means for improving an organizationa??s efficiency and effectiveness. Advances in modern software mean that simulation is accessible to many organizations. However, there is much more to simulation than simply using a software package. Issues have to be addressed such as what to include in the model, how to deal with uncertainties in the data and what experiments to perform. It is also important to consider the accuracy of the model and the results that are obtained. Simulation: The Practice of Model Development and Use describes the steps involved in a simulation study, drawing together both the theoretical and the practical perspectives. Having introduced the concept of simulation, specific topics covered include: How a...