A framework for embedding simulation.

JOSEPH, Lionel. (2011). A framework for embedding simulation. Masters, Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)..

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Although exemplars of successful outcomes from using simulation are readily available, little has been published outlining how simulation can be implemented in an organisation.This study examines on an experimental approach on how discrete event simulation (DES) can be implemented in an organisation and the various success and failure factors associated with it. The importance of factors like organisational culture, information management, and human resource management was investigated. To understand the general challenges faced by organisations in implementing simulation and other business process improvement techniques, various case studies were discussed. A questionnaire was also formulated to invite some of the well-known organisations that use simulation technology to evaluate the current methods and strategies in implementing simulation.The primary outcome was to create a framework for embedding simulation based on the research from the successful case studies and the findings and outcomes from the literature survey and questionnaire. The framework was validated using examples of various cases during the research experience in the collaborating organisation. The importance of creating a structural framework and its collaboration and co-existence with the current organisational framework and required project outcome(s) were highlighted. In creating a relevant and workable framework and validating the same, this study has contributed significantly to the research gap established within the existing simulation integration studies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Thesis advisor - Clegg, David
Thesis advisor - Perera, Terrence
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Phil.)--Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom), 2011.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Hallam Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2018 17:20
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 13:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19887

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