Simulation with SimQuick Software

Simulation of complex processes is possible with powerful PC-based packages, such Extend (http://www.imaginethatinc.com), ProModel (http://www.promodel.com), and Witness (http://www.lanner.com). Here we illustrate process simulation with the SimQuick software (provided in MyLab Operations Management).

MyLab Operations Management

SimQuick is an easy-to-use package that is simply an Excel spreadsheet with some macros. Models can be created for a variety of simple processes, such as waiting lines, inventory control, and projects. Here we consider the passenger security process at one terminal of a medium-sized airport between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The process works as follows. Passengers arriving at the ...

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