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Using Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) to understand the simulation accessibility problem

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posted on 2023-11-03, 13:52 authored by Andrew J Collins, Ying Thaviphoke, Antuela Tako

Simulation modelling is applied to a wide range of problems, including defence and healthcare. However, there is a concern within the simulation community that there is a limited use and implementation of simulation studies in practice. This suggests that despite its benefits, simulation may not be reaching its potential in making a real-world impact. The main reason for this could be that simulation tools are not widely accessible in industry. In this paper, we investigate the issues that affect simulation modelling accessibility through a workshop with simulation practitioners. We use Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA), a problem-structuring approach that allows for the stakeholder views to be expressed and linked in a systematic way. The causal map derived represents the emerging concepts and their effects, with the view to identifying their impact on the accessibility problem. We present our analysis of the issues and options identified. Based on our findings, we discuss the implications and recommendations for the future uptake of simulation.

History

School

  • Loughborough Business School

Published in

Journal of the Operational Research Society

Volume

74

Issue

10

Pages

2143-2164

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2022-09-22

Publication date

2022-11-07

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0160-5682

eISSN

1476-9360

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Antuela Tako. Deposit date: 21 November 2022