ProModel is now giving students even more exposure to simulation and a unique hands on experience with:
Process Analytics Using ProModel Workstation Simulator
ProModel Workstation Simulator :
- Suitable for an undergraduate or MBA course in Operations Management as well as an introductory IE course on systems.
- Requires only Excel and student version of ProModel, which can be downloaded from www.promodel.com.
- Files used for the exercise are
- PWS Workbook (Word file) – Contains the instructions and exercise information.
- ProModel Workstation Simulator (Excel file) – The spreadsheet for defining models, running simulations and viewing output results.
- Workstation Model Master (ProModel file) – The ProModel template used in creating models.
- PWS Graphic Library (ProModel Graphic file) – Contains the graphics used in the simulation models.
- All exercises are self-guided and self-paced.
- Takes about 2 hours to complete all 5 exercises and answer all questions.
- Solutions are provided to instructors.
- Exercises cover all the fundamentals of system dynamics.
- Impact of interdependencies and variation on system performance
- Bottleneck analysis
- Buffer sizing
- Process improvement using Lean and Theory of Constraints
- Exercises begin very elementary with canned experiments and gradually get more advanced with students running their own experiments.
- Environment is controlled and catches input errors.
- Instructors can skip, modify or add additional exercises.
- Students get exposed to simulation and learn how to
- Run independent replications
- Interpret confidence intervals
- Use a warm-up period
- Conduct scenario comparisons
- Students get to test their own intuition against the analytical capability of the simulator.
Click here to view the ProModel Workstation Workbook – "Process Analytics Using ProModel Workstation Simulator"
Professors wanting to demo ProModel Workstation Simulator may contact ProModel Support to receive a temporary license of the student version of ProModel 2014. Please use the following files to run the demonstration model: