Improve Quality & Productivity With Simulation

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Simulation Education Simplified! Over 250 pages of easy to understand text & graphics. Ideal for simulation reference and instruction. Methodologies, principles and benefits are presented for current and potential users of all simulation products and are not focused on a specific simulation software product. Designed for both technical and non-technical audiences including Corporate Training, Engineers, Academicians, Business & Students.

Topics include:

What is Simulation, What is Business Process Simulation, Why Simulate, How Does Simulation Work, Simulation Terminology, Simulation Languages and Simulators, Understanding Probability Distributions, Extracting Values from Probability Distributions, Finding a Distribution to Represent Data, Statistical Analysis of Simulation Output, Building a Cost Perspective into Simulation, Conducting a Successful Simulation Project(see detail below), Avoiding Simulation Pitfalls, Where Can Simulation be Used, Assessing Savings from a Simulation Investment.

The chapter, "Conducting a Successful Simulation Project", includes these key topics: Formulate and Analyze the Problem, Educate the Team on Basic Simulation Principles, Develop the Model Concept, Macro Data Collection, Model Concept and Macro Data Review, Construct the Model

Model Verification, Test the Model with Macro Data, Model Validation, Design Experiments for Evaluating Alternatives, Make Multiple Runs for Each Alternative, Statistical Analysis of Output, Identify Best Solutions and Document Results, Presentation of Results and Implementation

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Jack R. A. Mott M.B.A., C.P.A. is President of JMI Consulting Group in Palos Verdes, California. Prior to forming JMI in 1988, he had thirteen years of experience at Arthur Andersen & Co., Levi Strauss, Inc., and Xerox Corporation. He has held management positions in Operations, Finance, and Marketing and Sales. Jack holds a B.S. in Accounting/Economics from Loyola University and an M.B.A. degree from Loyola Marymount University. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He has given lectures at several simulation seminars, and has co-authored other books and articles on simulation including publication in the Industrial Engineering magazine and proceedings of the Winter and Summer Simulation Conferences.

Jack is a corporate trainer and lecturer for the American Management Association. He is also the co-developer and co-author of the Simulation Scholar©, the Simulation Benefits Analyzer© and the Simulation Output Analyzer©. He is fluent in the Spanish language and has conducted business in Japan, Europe, South America and Mexico.

Thomas J. Gogg is Director of Engineering at JMI Consulting Group in Palos Verdes, California. His background includes eleven years of experience in Technical Staff positions in the manufacturing operations at Xerox Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Company. His past nine years have focused on the application of simulation in manufacturing and industry.He has given lectures at several simulation seminars, and has co-authored other books and articles on simulation including publication in the Industrial Engineering magazine and proceedings of the Winter and Summer Simulation Conferences. Tom is a corporate trainer and lecturer for the American Management Association.

Tom is also the co-developer and co-author of the Simulation Scholar©, the Simulation Benefits Analyzer©, the Simulation Output Analyzer©, and the SimBOSS©. Tom received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. 

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"...I am impressed with this detailed and very professional presentation." -- Al Gore, The Vice President of the United States

"...enables student to understand simulation methodology which they can apply to any simulation software program and project." -- Dr. Willi Bernhard, Basle Institute of Technology

"Finally, a book that de-mystifies simulation for business and Industry." -- Trevor McAlester, President EASE, Inc.

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