DMI714 Modelling and Simulation in Logistics

Code DMI714
Name Modelling and Simulation in Logistics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Modelling and Simulation
Academic staff Jurijs Merkurjevs, Jeļena Pečerska
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course "Modelling and Simulation in Logistics" is aimed at overviewing simulation application for analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems. Different simulation approaches to modeling logistic systems are introduced, including continuous and discrete-event simulation and systems dynamics. Basics of complex systems discrete-event simulation are given, as well as its application to analysis and design of logistic systems. Some examples of simulation-based analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems are discussed, including practical experiences of Latvian companies. Practical skills in realization of acquired simulation methods are provided on the basis of modern simulation software (for example, Simul8)..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Competences and skills demonstrated: knowledge of complex systems simulation process and ability to implement it for analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems. After studying the course students are expected to comprehend the simulation process and be able to implement it for discrete-event systems, as well as to perform simulation-based analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to interpret and use terminology in the logistic systems simulation area - Successfully passed exam
To be able to explain main stages of the simulation process - Successfully passed exam
To be able to provide examples on simulation application to analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems - Successfully passed exam
To be able to practically implement the simulation process for analysis and operation improvement of logistic systems - Successfully performed practical assignments
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge in logistics, probability theory and mathematical statistics.

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