Diana Carvalho e Ferreira

Learn More
Discrete event simulation (DES) is a technique used extensively and effectively by large companies, however it is not widely used by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) due to complexity and related costs being prohibitively high. In SMEs, DES-related data can be stored in a variety of formats and it is not always evident what data is required (if even(More)
The life-cycle of a DES study goes through a number of phases, from initially goal setting to validation of experiments. Of these, the phases to support DES data collection and representation have been underrepresented in the literature to date. This paper sets out to describe a process of data collection and representation for DES within the context of the(More)
The data collection and representation phase is an important phase within the lifecycle of a DES study. It is recognized that for large companies the data collection and representation phase differs when compared to SMEs. DES is not widely used by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) due to complexity and related costs being prohibitively high.(More)
  • 1