Topic |
Readings |
Quizzes |
Practice Exercises |
Homework |
Due |

Interdependencies | Schruben Sections 9.6 and 10.3.1&2 | Interdependencies | Do the exercises in part H of the Workbook. | HW3: Construct an Arena model for the system in H2 of the Workbook. Use the Advanced process panel and/or the Block panel. Show that your Arena model is functionally the same as the Sigma model. | 03/27 |

Sigma Plots | Schruben Chapter 10 | Sigma Plots | - | - | 04/03 |

Steady State Simulation | Kelton Section 7.2 | Steady State | Open Model 07-02.DOE in the Arena Book folder. Run it to find settings that give you a statistically valid result. | HW4: Do J2 in the Workbook and Exercise 7-4 in Kelton. Use settings that produce a statistically valid comparison. | 04/14 |

Terminating Simulations | Kelton Chapter 6 | Terminating Simulations | Open Model 05-02.DOE in the Arena Book folder. Find the number of replications that reduce the half width from $50.20 to $20 (find the closest number of replications). Run the model and comment on the results | HW5: Do Exercise 5-3 in Kelton. How many replications would be required to bring the half width of 95% confidence interval for the expected average cycle time for both trimmers down to 1 minute. Verify your estimate of the required number of replications. | 04/24 |

Managing Variation | Schruben Section 9.8 Kelton Sections 12.2.2, 12.4, 12.5 |
Managing Variation | Do J6 in the Workbook. Define two or more performance measures and justify their relevance to the problem. | HW6: Do J5 in the Workbook. Compare the two alternatives in a statistical meaningful manner. | 05/05 |