Embedding simulation technologies into business processes: challenges and solutions

HUGHES, Ruby and PERERA, Terrence (2009). Embedding simulation technologies into business processes: challenges and solutions. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 5 (3), 184-191.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSPM.2009.031093
Link to published version:: 10.1504/IJSPM.2009.031093

Abstract

The need to fully integrate simulation as a daily tool has been subject to much attention over the past few years. This study investigated the reasons behind the limited use of simulation and the past experiences of companies which implemented simulation. A literature review, questionnaire survey and case study were conducted to examine these factors. Subsequently, an easy-to-follow framework for enabling companies to embed simulation technologies into their business processes was developed. The framework comprises five key stages, namely: foundation, introduction, infrastructure, deployment and embedding. It provides a best practice approach to guide companies to integrate simulation as a mainstream technology.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Robotics and Automation > Systems Modelling and Integration Group
Identification Number: 10.1504/IJSPM.2009.031093
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 14:22
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6312

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