Operations Modelling and Simulation

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM029A05
Vaknaam Operations Modelling and Simulation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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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 model building, experimentation, and output analysis 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 and input analysis, model coding, verification and validation, and decision support, i.e. reporting study findings.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm computer practica, vraag- en antwoordsessies, werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst
Docent(en) dr. J.A.C. Bokhorst ,dr. ir. D.J. van der Zee
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Reader on Plant Simulation (available on Student Portal)
Simulation - The Practice of Model Development and Use, Palgrave, 2014

Robinson, S. 9781137328021 €  52,00
Opmerkingen 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: Dui-634
Phone: 050-3637491
E-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (basisprogramma MSc TOM) 1 semester I a verplicht