Simulation Analysis as a Tool of Operations Management
高桑, 宗右ヱ門TAKAKUWA, Soemon
17 , 2015-03-25 , 名古屋大学大学院経済学研究科
Computer simulation refers to methods for studying a wide variety of models of real-world systems by numerical evaluation to imitate the systems operations or characteristics. Computer simulation deals with models of systems. A system is a facility or process, either actual or planned, such as manufacturing plants, and personal-service operations, and distribution networks of plants, warehouses, and transportation links. The recent progress of simulation languages has been quickly reviewed. The difference between process-oriented simulation and object-oriented simulation lies primarily in the efficiency of building simulation models. The evolution of simulation software has allowed greater integration of simulation with other packages such as spreadsheets since approximately 1990. This capability is extremely important in building a large-scale simulation model such as a logistics model. In addition, it is stressed that information technology such as 3D-animation display, the point of sales, electronic real-time tracking systems and global positioning systems are extremely important to enhancing the performance of simulation in terms of modeling and analysis.