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Facilitated post-model coding in Discrete Event Simulation (DES): a case study in Healthcare

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posted on 2017-11-08, 14:56 authored by Katherine Kotiadis, Antuela TakoAntuela Tako
Research on facilitated discrete event simulation (DES) is gathering pace but there is still a need to put forward real examples to explain the process to newcomers. This paper is part of a line of research on the methodology of facilitated DES. In this paper we explain in more detail the facilitation process and the tools used to support the experimentation and implementation stages in a DES study involving workshops with a group of stakeholders, after an initial simulation model has been coded on the computer. A real case study is used to describe the process followed and the interactions at the workshops. Extracts from the transcripts are also included, with the view to providing evidence of the stakeholders’ involvement and their mood during the workshops. We conclude with a discussion on the process and tools used to support the facilitation process. Future research directions are also put forward.

Funding

This study was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/E045871/1.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

European Journal of Operational Research

Volume

266

Issue

3

Pages

1120-1133

Citation

KOTIADIS, K. and TAKO, A.A., 2018. Facilitated post-model coding in Discrete Event Simulation (DES): a case study in Healthcare. European Journal of Operational Research, 266(3), pp. 1120-1133.

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal European Journal of Operational Research and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2017.10.047

Acceptance date

2017-10-23

Publication date

2017-10-28

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

0377-2217

Language

en