Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TPPE99 Simulation in Operations and Supply Chain Management, 6 ECTS credits.
/Simulering i produktion och försörjningskedjor/

For:   I   Ii   IND   M  


Prel. scheduled hours: 58
Rec. self-study hours: 102

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Industrial Engineering and Management

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The main goal of this course is to provide students with advanced level knowledge in discrete-event simulation (DES) methodology and application in the analysis of production and logistics systems. The course therefore provides practical experience in DES modeling coupled with theoretical depth in applied DES methods. After the course the student should be able to:
  • Describe fundamental concepts in discrete-event simulation.
  • List and explain advantages and disadvantages of simulation as an analysis tool.
  • Model stochastic input data with probability distributions and assess the quality of input models.
  • Build simulation models of production systems and logistics systems.
  • Perform advanced system analysis by experimental design with simulation models and draw conclusions from stochastic simulations.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic course in mathematical statistics, basic course in logistics management and/or operations management

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

The course is organized in lectures, modelling classes (tutorials), and computer labs.

Course contents:
  • Fundamental concepts in discrete-event simulation.
  • Simulation study methodology. Steps in a simulation study.
  • Input modelling.
  • Verification and validation of simulation models.
  • Experimentation and output analysis.
  • Modelling in a commercial simulation software.
  • Applications of simulation. Simulation of production systems and logistics systems.

Course literature:
Robinson, S. (2014) Simulation - The Practice of Model Development and Use, Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd Ed.

Written examination
Computer labs
The final grade is a combination of the individual grades.

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Fredrik Persson
Examiner: Fredrik Persson
Link to the course homepage at the department

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 06/09/2017