Parameterization of fast and accurate simulations for complex supply networks

Brett Marc Duarte, John Fowler, Kraig Knutson, Esma Gel, Dan Shunk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


More efficient and effective control of supply networks is conservatively worth billions of dollars to the world economy. Adopting an approach by which the basic disciplines of Industrial Engineering, Control Engineering, System Simulation and Business Re-Engineering are integrated into one comprehensive system has been known to produce impressive results. This paper discusses a modular approach to develop a discrete event simulation model that has the appropriate level of abstraction to capture the inherent complexities that exist in a supply chain and is yet simple, fast and produces results of high fidelity. It discusses a method to parameterize each module by fine-tuning a few parameters to make it represent an entire factory, a warehouse or a transportation link.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
EditorsE. Yucesan, C.H. Chen, J.L. Snowdon, J.M. Charnes
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2002Dec 11 2002


OtherProceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation


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