Operations Modelling and Simulation

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM029A05
Vaknaam Operations Modelling and Simulation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (en semester IIb)
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Operations Modelling and Simulation
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Abstract a conceptual model from a real or proposed system
2. Formulate data requirements and analyse input data
3. Construct a coded simulation model
4. Design experiments and analyse output
5. Provide decision support by means of a simulation study
The aim of this course is to learn to carry out simulation studies for solving operations management problems
Omschrijving Models are commonly used vehicles to describe, analyse and (re)design industrial and service operations. This course focuses on the development and use of conceptual models and coded models within simulation studies. Conceptual models capture the relevant model objectives, scope, and level of detail, starting from a defined problem and set of project objectives. Essentially, they offer an explicit, documented representation of a real-world, or proposed real-world system. Next, coded simulation models build on conceptual models and serve as a tool for quantitative analysis. A sound setup and analysis of experiments links the use of the coded model to decision support for operations (re)design. The first part of the course familiarises students with coding and experimentation by exploring and applying a simulation tool. The second part of the course relates simulation use to industrial practice, assuming a simulation study to be part of a project. Key issues addressed concern the definition of a conceptual model, data collection, input and output analysis, model coding, verification and validation, and decision support, i.e. reporting study findings.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm -computer practicum,  -hoorcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst
Docent(en) dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst ,dr. J.E. Fokkema ,dr. ir. D.J. van der Zee
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Simulation - The Practice of Model Development and Use, Palgrave, 2014 Robinson, S. 9781137328021 ca. €  60,00
Online training tool for Plant simulation (available for free at the start of the course)
Selected articles (available on Student Portal) various
Entreevoorwaarden Content Data Analysis and Programming for OM is assumed to be known
Opmerkingen This course can also be taken in period IIb.
For further information on this course, please contact j.a.c.bokhorst@rug.nl
Your presence at the first tutorial is mandatory (see the course schedule for the date, time and location).
Secretary office: room 5411-0631, phone: +3150 3637020, email: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
DD MSc TOM – NUBS, Newcastle (1,5-jarig)  (basisprogramma) 1 semester II b verplicht
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (basisprogramma MSc TOM) 1 semester I b verplicht
Wordt meerdere malen per jaar aangeboden 1 semester II b keuze