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The Resource Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making, [edited by] Sally Brailsford, Leonid Churilov, Brian Dangerfield

Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making, [edited by] Sally Brailsford, Leonid Churilov, Brian Dangerfield

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Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making
Title
Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Sally Brailsford, Leonid Churilov, Brian Dangerfield
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In recent years, there has been a growing debate, particularly in the UK and Europe, over the merits of using discrete-event simulation (DES) and system dynamics (SD); there are now instances where both methodologies were employed on the same problem. This book details each method, comparing each in terms of both theory and their application to various problem situations. It also provides a seamless treatment of various topics--theory, philosophy, detailed mechanics, practical implementation--providing a systematic treatment of the methodologies of DES and SD, which previously have been treated separately."--
  • "Explores the integration of discrete-event simulation (DES) and system dynamics (SD), providing comparisons of each methodology"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
658.4/0352
Index
index present
LC call number
T57.62
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brailsford, Sally
  • Churilov, Leonid
  • Dangerfield, Brian Thornley
Series statement
Wiley series in operations research and management science
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  • Discrete-time systems
  • System analysis
  • Decision making
  • Management science
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Decision making
  • Management science
  • System analysis
  • Simulering
  • Systemanalys
  • Beslutsfattande
Label
Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making, [edited by] Sally Brailsford, Leonid Churilov, Brian Dangerfield
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Discrete-Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Management Decision Making; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 How this book came about; 1.2 The editors; 1.3 Navigating the book; References; 2 Discrete-event simulation: A primer; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 An example of a discrete-event simulation: Modelling a hospital theatres process; 2.3 The technical perspective: How DES works; 2.3.1 Time handling in DES; 2.3.2 Random sampling in DES; 2.4 The philosophical perspective: The DES worldview; 2.5 Software for DES; 2.6 Conclusion; References
  • 3 Systems thinking and system dynamics: A primer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Systems thinking; 3.2.1 'Behaviour over time' graphs; 3.2.2 Archetypes; 3.2.3 Principles of influence (or causal loop) diagrams; 3.2.4 From diagrams to behaviour; 3.3 System dynamics; 3.3.1 Principles of stock-.ow diagramming; 3.3.2 Model purpose and model conceptualisation; 3.3.3 Adding auxiliaries, parameters and information links to the spinal stock-flow structure; 3.3.4 Equation writing and dimensional checking; 3.4 Some further important issues in SD modelling; 3.4.1 Use of soft variables; 3.4.2 Co-flows
  • 3.4.3 Delays and smoothing functions3.4.4 Model validation; 3.4.5 Optimisation of SD models; 3.4.6 The role of data in SD models; 3.5 Further reading; References; 4 Combining problem structuring methods with simulation: The philosophical and practical challenges; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 What are problem structuring methods?; 4.3 Multiparadigm multimethodology in management science; 4.3.1 Paradigm incommensurability; 4.3.2 Cultural difficulties; 4.3.3 Cognitive difficulties; 4.3.4 Practical problems; 4.4 Relevant projects and case studies; 4.5 The case study: Evaluating intermediate care
  • 4.5.1 The problem situation4.5.2 Soft systems methodology; 4.5.3 Discrete-event simulation modelling; 4.5.4 Multimethodology; 4.6 Discussion; 4.6.1 The multiparadigm multimethodology position and strategy; 4.6.2 The cultural difficulties; 4.6.3 The cognitive difficulties; 4.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5 Philosophical positioning of discrete-event simulation and system dynamics as management science tools for process systems: A critical realist perspective; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Ontological and epistemological assumptions of CR; 5.2.1 The stratified CR ontology
  • 5.2.2 The abductive mode of reasoning5.3 Process system modelling with SD and DES through the prism of CR scientific positioning; 5.3.1 Lifecycle perspective on SD and DES methods; 5.4 Process system modelling with SD and DES: Trends in and implications for MS; 5.5 Summary and conclusions; References; 6 Theoretical comparison of discrete-event simulation and system dynamics; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 System dynamics; 6.3 Discrete-event simulation; 6.4 Summary: The basic differences; 6.5 Example: Modelling emergency care in Nottingham; 6.5.1 Background; 6.5.2 The ECOD project
Control code
869920891
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118762769
Lccn
2014004914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
755925
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869920891
Label
Discrete-event simulation and system dynamics for management decision making, [edited by] Sally Brailsford, Leonid Churilov, Brian Dangerfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Discrete-Event Simulation and System Dynamics for Management Decision Making; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; 1 Introduction; 1.1 How this book came about; 1.2 The editors; 1.3 Navigating the book; References; 2 Discrete-event simulation: A primer; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 An example of a discrete-event simulation: Modelling a hospital theatres process; 2.3 The technical perspective: How DES works; 2.3.1 Time handling in DES; 2.3.2 Random sampling in DES; 2.4 The philosophical perspective: The DES worldview; 2.5 Software for DES; 2.6 Conclusion; References
  • 3 Systems thinking and system dynamics: A primer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Systems thinking; 3.2.1 'Behaviour over time' graphs; 3.2.2 Archetypes; 3.2.3 Principles of influence (or causal loop) diagrams; 3.2.4 From diagrams to behaviour; 3.3 System dynamics; 3.3.1 Principles of stock-.ow diagramming; 3.3.2 Model purpose and model conceptualisation; 3.3.3 Adding auxiliaries, parameters and information links to the spinal stock-flow structure; 3.3.4 Equation writing and dimensional checking; 3.4 Some further important issues in SD modelling; 3.4.1 Use of soft variables; 3.4.2 Co-flows
  • 3.4.3 Delays and smoothing functions3.4.4 Model validation; 3.4.5 Optimisation of SD models; 3.4.6 The role of data in SD models; 3.5 Further reading; References; 4 Combining problem structuring methods with simulation: The philosophical and practical challenges; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 What are problem structuring methods?; 4.3 Multiparadigm multimethodology in management science; 4.3.1 Paradigm incommensurability; 4.3.2 Cultural difficulties; 4.3.3 Cognitive difficulties; 4.3.4 Practical problems; 4.4 Relevant projects and case studies; 4.5 The case study: Evaluating intermediate care
  • 4.5.1 The problem situation4.5.2 Soft systems methodology; 4.5.3 Discrete-event simulation modelling; 4.5.4 Multimethodology; 4.6 Discussion; 4.6.1 The multiparadigm multimethodology position and strategy; 4.6.2 The cultural difficulties; 4.6.3 The cognitive difficulties; 4.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5 Philosophical positioning of discrete-event simulation and system dynamics as management science tools for process systems: A critical realist perspective; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Ontological and epistemological assumptions of CR; 5.2.1 The stratified CR ontology
  • 5.2.2 The abductive mode of reasoning5.3 Process system modelling with SD and DES through the prism of CR scientific positioning; 5.3.1 Lifecycle perspective on SD and DES methods; 5.4 Process system modelling with SD and DES: Trends in and implications for MS; 5.5 Summary and conclusions; References; 6 Theoretical comparison of discrete-event simulation and system dynamics; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 System dynamics; 6.3 Discrete-event simulation; 6.4 Summary: The basic differences; 6.5 Example: Modelling emergency care in Nottingham; 6.5.1 Background; 6.5.2 The ECOD project
Control code
869920891
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118762769
Lccn
2014004914
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
755925
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869920891

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