The course covers the following topics:
- Discrete events (random, deterministic), event scheduling, handling
- Queues, queue scheduling and queueing networks.
- Input analysis/calibration (source arrivals, node service/failures, branching).
- Output analysis, performance metrics (response time, throughput, utilization).
- Flow management (classification, delay, storage/hold, routing).
- Requirements analysis and model design.
- Implementation using simulation software.
- Model verification and validation.
- Transient removal, stopping criteria, replications.
- Simulation as a tool in optimization (experimental design, comparing alternatives).
- Logistics case studies (transportation, supply chains, hospitals, manufacturing).
Read more about the subject in the study guide.