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Design of Simulation Experiments

Learn how to create the logistics operations of the future using simulation.

Design of Simulation Experiments
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    13 hours

Learn how to design future logistics operations through simulation

On this short course, you will be exposed to the various ways of experimenting with your simulation models to match simulation project objectives.

You will also gain an appreciation of correct project management for logistics simulation.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • Factors and responses
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Design of experiments
  • Factorial design
  • Scenario analysis
  • Good practice in modelling construction
  • Warm-up and terminating conditions

Week 2

  • Phases of simulation projects

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe and select appropriate input and output factors for simulation models
  • Explore selecting appropriate experimental design
  • Develop simulation models using efficient coding practice
  • Identify efficient coding practice
  • Identify experiments incorporating warm-up and terminating conditions
  • Explore the practical application of simulation projects

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone with a keen interest in logistics operations and how to manage them efficiently while facing uncertainties in a virtual environment.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Jim Rowley EngD MSc BEng (Hon) CEng CMILT FHEA MIET PGCE, Assistant Professor in supply chain management, logistics, simulation and operations management at Coventry University, UK.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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