A protocol for replicating systems dynamics-based simulation models

A. Elizondo-Noriega, N. Tiruvengadam, D. Guemes-Castorena, V. G. Tercero-Gomez, M. G. Beruvides

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Abstract

System Dynamics (SD)-based simulation has gained traction in recent times as a technique to study a system's behavior. It has been employed to model diverse complexes, from reactive chemical assemblages to socio-economic systems. However, SD-based simulation models, like models derived from competing simulation techniques, typically suffer the problem of replicability. There are several sources of variation that could afflict any replication attempt such as software idiosyncrasies, floating point errors, and missing data. Adapting to these often intractable limitations will afford the SD-based technique the ability to be used to model problems of higher complexity, which is what this study seeks to do by suggesting an adaptation protocol. This protocol is tested via the replication of a holistic SD-based simulation model to deal with the eventual effects of the interventions in a quality system on a manufacturing organization's profitability. The study also identifies possible avenues for improvement of the protocol for a better fit to diverse SD-based models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings
EditorsDundar F. Kocaoglu, Timothy R. Anderson, Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu, Kiyoshi Niwa, Harm-Jan Steenhuis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781890843403
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 29 2019

Publication series

NamePICMET 2019 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management in the World of Intelligent Systems, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period08/25/1908/29/19

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