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Accession Number N20130008675
Title Desktop Modeling and Simulation: Parsimonious, yet Effective Discrete-Event Simulation Analysis.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author J. R. Bradley
Abstract This paper evaluates how quickly students can be trained to construct useful discrete-event simulation models using Excel The typical supply chain used by many large national retailers is described, and an Excel-based simulation model is constructed of it The set of programming and simulation skills required for development of that model are then determined we conclude that six hours of training are required to teach the skills to MBA students . The simulation presented here contains all fundamental functionallty of a simulation model, and so our result holds for any discrete-event simulation model. We argue therefore that Industry workers with the same technical skill set as students having completed one year in an MBA program can be quickly trained to construct simulation models. This result gives credence to the efficacy of Desktop Modeling and Simulation whereby simulation analyses can be quickly developed, run, and analyzed with widely available software, namely Excel.
Keywords Commerce
Mathematical models

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 72 - Mathematical Sciences
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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