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In this tutorial we present techniques for building valid and credible simulation models. Ideas to be discussed include the importance of a definitive problem formulation, discussions with subject-matter experts, interacting with the decision-maker on a regular basis, development of a written assumptions document, structured walk-through of the assumptions(More)
In this paper, we explain the important role of simulation input modeling in a successful simulation study. Two pitfalls in simulation input modeling are then presented and we explain how any analyst, regardless of their knowledge of statistics, can easily avoid these pitfalls through the use of ExpertFit, the Windows-based successor to the UniFit II input(More)
The number of simulation packages available for performing manufacturing analyses has grown tremendously during the past five years, making it increasingly more difficult for an analyst to choose simulation software for a particular application. In this paper, we present a set of features which should be considered when evaluating simulation software, and(More)