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Updated Simulation Presentation

  1. 1. Ryan Hess<br />Tonisha Morris<br />Sandra Nasilowski<br />Phil Sampona<br />Simulation<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Introduction<br />Companies Using Simulation<br />Real World Simulation Discussion/Example<br />Simulation Program<br />
  3. 3. What is Simulation?<br />A simulation is the process of creating a model in which the purpose is to control the behavior of a system<br />Can be used for predictions (i.e. forecast)<br />Simulation can be used to predict the way in which the system will evolve and respond to its surroundings, so that you can identify any necessary changes that will help make the system perform the way that you want it to.<br />For example: Dr Greenberg and his flight<br />
  4. 4. Advantages<br />The main advantage is real world systems (feedback)<br />This allows the designer to determine the correctness and efficiency of a design before the system is actually constructed.<br />Simulations permit system designers to study a problem at several different levels of abstraction<br />Can be used as an effective means for teaching or demonstrating concepts to students.<br />
  5. 5. Disadvantages<br />Expensive to build a simulation model. <br />Expensive to conduct simulation. <br />Sometimes it is difficult to interpret the simulation results. <br />Simulation Errors<br />
  6. 6. Who Uses Simulation?<br />Financial Planners <br />Ameriprise Financial, Fidelity Investment<br />retirement<br />General Motors<br />Product offerings, net income<br />Proctor and Gamble<br />Foreign exchange risk<br />Retailers<br />Sales forecasts<br />
  7. 7. Oil Companies<br />Eli Lilly & other drug companies<br />R&D<br />Costs of symptom variations<br />Plant capacity<br />Shareholder Value Award Program<br />Employees<br />Employee stock options<br />
  8. 8. Allen Communication<br />Leading provider of research and analysis for the IT industry<br />Client Snapshot<br />Company: Leading Independent IT Analyst<br />3,900 sales associates in more than 75 locations worldwide<br />
  9. 9. Client Parameters<br />Simulation Solution <br />Improve individual/ team efficiencies<br />Course that engages all audience members<br />(ex. Account Executives, Account Partners, Sales Specialists, Sales Managers)<br />Needed an end product that could be repurposed at a later date to train team members who didn’t attend the gathering<br />
  10. 10. Simulation Solution<br />Needed a simulation approach that would impact learners<br />Allen Communication worked to capture the client’s culture and attitude in real-world scenarios.<br />Developed a simulation solution that provided depth and connection required for a sales audience<br />
  11. 11. The Course<br />Simulation delivered a real-life replication for an 18 month sales cycle. <br />Pauses were provided at key points in the decision making process, requiring learners to make decisions on next steps that would affect the outcomes of the remainder of the simulation.<br />Learners worked through 20 decisions in teams of five, competing against other teams for the best “score.”<br />
  12. 12. Metrics<br />Learning metrics are extremely important<br />Transposed all decisions learners could make into values, enabling a method of tracking metrics.<br />Each metric was tracked per decision point and at the selection level and each available answer was assigned a particular weight or rank.<br />
  13. 13. ASPEN Plus<br />What is ASPEN?<br />A process engineering modeling tool used in design, optimization, and performance modeling of chemical plants.<br />
  14. 14. How is it used?<br />Inputs:<br />Chemicals<br />Flow Rates<br />Temperatures<br />Thermodynamic Data on Specialty Chemicals<br />Reactions<br />
  15. 15. ASPEN Flowsheet<br />Valves<br />Reactor<br />Output Stream<br />Input Stream<br />Mixer<br />Distillation Columns<br />
  16. 16. What does it tell you?<br />Outputs<br />Chemicals after reactions<br />Flow Rates of all chemicals (reacted and non-reacted)<br />Temperatures<br />
  17. 17. How is it used for optimization?<br />Allows you to change different variables while running a single simulation.<br />Ex: Cooling water flow rate<br />Allows you to simulate to achieve maximum yield in reactions.<br />Ex: Catalyst Flow Rates<br />