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Visual Modelling Languages and Probabilistic Simulation

Develop the ability to map the logic behind your operations, along with uncertainties.

Visual Modelling Languages and Probabilistic Simulation
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study13 hours

Uncover the logic behind your operations

On this short course, you’ll be introduced to some visual modelling language for better understanding of the logic behind your logistics operations.

You’ll also have the opportunity to become familiar with the rules of creating logic flow diagrams and be introduced to the building blocks of flowcharts for producing static business modelling diagrams.

Finally, you’ll be helped to better understand the reasons for probabilistic sources of uncertainties and how they can be modelled.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1

  • Introduction and definition of flowcharts
  • The importance of flowcharts
  • Why we use flowcharts
  • Flowchart field of applications
  • Types of flowcharts
  • Flowchart building blocks
  • Creating flowcharts
  • Flowchart control structures
  • Advanced transfer modules modelling of conveyors

Week 2

  • Reasons for probabilistic modelling
  • Source of randomness
  • How randomness can be modelled
  • The probability concept
  • Distribution definition
  • Probability distribution
  • Families of probability distributions
  • Application of normal distribution
  • Mean and variance
  • Distribution fittings software
  • Simulation runs
  • Types of simulation runs
  • Simulation runs/replications
  • Distributing fitting-ARENA Input Analyser

What will you achieve?

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

  • Develop an understanding of a visual modelling language, such as flowcharts
  • Explore probabilistic simulation
  • Explore flowchart modules and design rules
  • Develop an understanding of probability, uncertainty and variability to reflect reality

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.

What software or tools do you need?

ARENA Simulation Software - Download the trial version.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Ammar Al-Bazi is a specialised academic with an experience of 21 years in Business Simulation and Optimisation solutions and Senior Lecturer of Business Information Systems at Coventry University

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.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry