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Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation

Morgan, J. and Howick, S. and Belton, V. (2011) Designs for the complementary use of system dynamics and discrete-event simulation. [Proceedings Paper]

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Abstract

Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) and System Dynamics (SD) are popular modeling approaches that have been successfully applied in a wide range of situations for various purposes. The two approaches can be viewed as complementary, and show potential for combination. Examining multimethodology literature allows us to develop a modeling framework that considers possible designs for such a combination. The aim of this paper is to apply, reflect on and develop this framework through an intervention that lends itself to both approaches, and to explore how DES and SD can be combined in practice. Models under development with a radiotherapy center to explore the impact of altering patient treatment regimes in response to the adoption of new, more complex, technology are discussed. The potential to combine DES and SD in a way which is both complementary and synergistic is explored, and this paper reflects on the experience to date with regard to the proposed methodology.

Item type: Proceedings Paper
ID code: 42052
Keywords: view, emergency department, health-care, complementary use , designs, system dynamics , discrete-event simulation , Management. Industrial Management, Electronic computers. Computer science, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 16:06
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 14:15
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/42052

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