BooksBooks have been written on a number of topics - from how ExtendSim can help you in your simulation projects to advice on finding the simulation tool that can best suit your needs.

Plus, ExtendSim use in academia continues to flourish with new textbooks being published all the time helping students worldwide reap the benefits of simulation using ExtendSim.

ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation

Adhering to the layout of Discrete-Event System Simulation (DESS) by Banks, et al., the textbook, ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation, has become a teaching tool of choice in a number of presitigious universities. Learn more about this eBook by clicking here.

Advanced System Modeling & Simulation With Block Diagram Languages

Nicholas M. Karayanakis

Explores and describes the use and features of block languages in dynamic modeling and simulation. (Includes a brief discussion on earlier versions of ExtendSim.) This self-contained resource includes a review section on block diagram algebra and applied transfer functions relevant to the understanding of continuous dynamic system simulation.

CRC Press - June 9, 1995
Hardcover; 368 pages
ISBN-10: 0849394791
ISBN-13: 978-0849394799

Application Oriented Simulation Modeling and Analysis with ExtendSim

Tianbao Qin (Wuhan University) and Yanfeng Wang (Edgestone Technologies)

Application Oriented Simulation Modeling and Analysis with ExtendSim, 2nd edition is a Chinese textbook appropriate for teaching senior undergraduate and graduate students on basic discrete event simulation and applications. With the help of examples made in ExtendSim, this book introduces frequently used modeling theories and techniques in typical simulation applications including logistics, inventory management, manufacturing production, and service industry. This book is useful for anyone that is interested in simulation technology and would like to quickly master necessary skills to step on a simulation application.

Tsinghua University Press, China - 2011
This book can be purchased in most Xin Hua book stores and from major online bookstores in China including
Paperback; 218 pages
ISBN: 7302253226, 9787302253228

Applied Management Science

Modeling, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Communication for Decision Making (2nd ed.)
John A. Lawrence, Jr. and Barry A. Pasternack - California State University at Fullerton

Emphasizes the building of the most appropriate model possible from available data.

The major focus of this textbook is on analysis and communication of results to management. It teaches how to conduct a management science study, analyze different situations, break down the steps of problem-solving, write a business report, and effectively communicate study results to management.

Each topic is approached via a narrative of a business situation and illustrates the model building process, taking great care to emphasize the model's assumptions and limitations. Each chapter is then organized around a clearly defined set of pedagogical features designed to guide students through the management science process and shows how to use results in actual managerial decision making.

Includes CD with three complete additional chapters, additional cases and problems for every chapter, coverage of key algorithms and derivations, a review of statistics, the complete WINQSB package developed by Yih-Long Chang, Excel files for every chapter, and an earlier version of ExtendSim Student.

A computer integrated approach to problem solving is integrated throughout the text.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York - January 4, 2002
Hardcover; 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0471391905
ISBN-13: 978-0471391906

Automating Business Process Reengineering

Using the Power of Visual Simulation Strategies to Improve Performance and Profit (2nd Edition)
Greg Hansen

The power of simulation is illustrated in numerous case studies discussed in this book. These studies demonstrate how widespread the use of simulation could and should be as a decision making tool to improve performance and profit and increase the competitive advantage of an organization. Contains an older version of the Extend demo.

Prentice Hall - February 1997
Paperback; 250 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0135769841
ISBN-13: 978-0135769843

The BioQUEST Library Online

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College -- Biology Department

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate biology and engages in the collaborative development of curricula. Encouraged is the use of simulations, databases, and tools to construct learning environments where students are able to engage in activities like those of practicing scientists.

TheBioQUEST Library Online is a BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium project which is an ongoing peer-reviewed community publication of software simulations, tools, datasets, and other supporting materials from educators and developers engaged in education and research in science.

More than 40 modules are freely accessible and downloadable for use by teachers, curriculum developers, and students.

Business Process ModelingBusiness Process Modeling, Simulation, and Design (3rd edition)

Manuel Laguna and Johan Marklund

Business Process Modeling

Business Process Modeling, Simulation, and Design (3rd edition) provides students with a comprehensive coverage of a range of analytical tools used to model, analyze, understand, and ultimately design business processes.

The new edition of this very successful textbook includes a wide range of approaches such as graphical flowcharting tools, cycle time and capacity analyses, queuing models, discrete-event simulation, simulation-optimization, and data mining for process analytics.

While most textbooks on business process management either focus on the intricacies of computer simulation or managerial aspects of business processes, this textbook does both. It presents the tools to design business processes and management techniques on operating them efficiently.

The book focuses on the use of discrete event simulation using ExtendSim as the main tool for analyzing, modeling, and designing effective business processes. The integration of graphic user-friendly simulation software enables a systematic approach to create optimal designs.

Download filesNote: Links to ExtendSim example models built in ExtendSim 9 are included in this textbook. Models from this text converted to ExtendSim 10 may be downloaded here.

Chapman and Hall/CRC - December 26, 2018
Hardcover; 542 pages
ISBN-10: 1138061735
ISBN-13: 978-1138061736

Decision Modeling with Microsoft Excel (6th ed.)

Jeffrey Moore and Lawrence Weatherford

Emphasizes the fundamental concepts of modeling and the use of spreadsheets in a business decision-making context, taking a hands-on approach to creating decision models using spreadsheets. It exposes students to a variety of challenges a manager may face in the areas of marketing, finance, operations, and human resources so that students can develop appropriate modeling techniques to solve on-going business issues and provide clear solutions.

Prentice Hall - January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 693 pages
ISBN-10: 013017789X
ISBN-13: 978-0130177896

Design Centering Using Mu-Sigma Graphs Using Simulation

Peter Vizmuller

Examines the relationship between mu-sigma graphs and the conventional Taguchi methods of quality improvement. Contains example models built with an older version of ExtendSim and RF Intercept.

Artech House - November 1997
Hardcover; 201 pages; Book and CD
ISBN: 0890069506

Discrete Event Simulation using ExtendSim 8

Dr. Jeffrey Strickland

This text presents the basic concepts of discrete event simulation using ExtendSim 8. The book can be used as either a desk reference or as a textbook for a course in discrete event simulation. This book is intended to be a blend of theory and application, presenting just enough theory to understand how to build a model, design a simulation experiment, and analyze the results. Most of the text is devoted to building models with ExtendSim 8, starting with a simple single-server queue and culminating with a transportation depot for package transfer and delivery. Dr. Strickland has built all the models contained in this book with ExtendSim 8. All can be opened effectively in ExtendSim 9.

Review from
"This is a must have book for someone learning ExtendSim. I read the book from cover to cover and found that it is easy to read and very thorough. It is a great book and I highly recommend it for everyone." - March 1, 2013
Paperback & Hardcover; 376 pages
ISBN: 9781300790587

Essentials of Knowledge Management

Bryan Bergeron

Knowledge Management is a business optimization strategy that identifies, selects, organizes, distills, and packages information essential to the business of the company in a way that improves employee performance and corporate competitiveness. Bergeron, who teaches in the Health Sciences and Technology Division of Harvard Medical School and MIT, shares how simulation can be utilized in Knowledge Management techniques.

John Wiley & Sons - May 2, 2003
Paperback; 224 pages
ISBN-10: 0471281131
ISBN-13: 978-0471281139

Gestion de Flux en Entreprises - Modelisation et Simulation

J.F. Claver, J. Gelinier, & D. Pitt

Shows how inadequate the classical approach for decision-making is compared to modeling and simulating complex systems. The book is divided into three parts: example models of common industrial issues, a general discussion on simulation, and an operational guide detailing the stages of a simulation project. Co-authors are ExtendSim distributors in France, 1Point2.

Editions Hermes Science, Paris - December 1996
158 pages
ISBN-10: 2866015754
ISBN-13: 978-2866015756
Note: This book is available in French only.

Harvard Business School

ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis

Series of computer simulation exercises that explore how variability in processing times affects process performance. CD contains pre-built models so students can execute the simulation and modify certain parameters to test changes in process design.

Simulation as a Decision Aid
Roy D. Shapiro

A brief introduction to simulation--what it is, why it's used, etc. Meant to set context for a first class on simulation. A rewritten version of an earlier note.

HBS Publishing: January 8, 1997
Case study: 5 pages
Product Number: 697062-PDF-ENG
ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A)
Roy D. Shapiro

First set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. These exercises allow students to investigate the impact of variable processing times on the performance of simple in-line processes.

HBS Publishing: September 14, 1993 - revised August 29,2011
Case study: 3 pages
Product Number: 694039-PDF-ENG
ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A2)
Roy D. Shapiro

Solutions and detailed discussion of exercises from the (A) case. Includes color exhibits.

HBS Publishing: September 22, 1994 - revised August 29, 2011
Case study: 6 pages
Product Number: 695019-PDF-ENG
ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (B)
Roy D. Shapiro

Second set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. This set of exercises allows students to investigate the impact of adding buffers to simple in-line processes with uncertain processing times.

HBS Publishing: September 14, 1993 - revised August 29, 2011
Case study: 3 pages
Product Number: 694040-PDF-ENG
Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (C), Exercise Three
Roy D. Shapiro

Third set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. These exercises allow students to investigate the impact of variable processing times on the performance of simple in-line processes.

HBS Publishing: September 22, 1994 - revised August 5, 2003
Case study: 5 pages
Product Number: 695021-PDF-ENG
ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis, User's Guide
Roy D. Shapiro & Ann E. Gray

Designed to be used with Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A) and (B). Includes color exhibits.

HBS Publishing: September 14, 1993 - revised August 29, 2011
Case study: 10 pages
Product Number: 694043-PDF-ENG

Improve Quality and Productivity with Simulation

Thomas J. Gogg & Jack R.A. Mott, C.P.A., M.B.A.

General book designed to educate readers on methodologies, principles, and benefits of using simulation software. Covers a full range of topics such as the use of probability distributions, when and where simulation would be useful, and presentation of simulation results. Good book if you know little or nothing about simulation.

JMI Publishing - December 1996
Paperback; 268 pages
ISBN-10: 1882229037
ISBN-13: 978-1882229031

Integrated Operations Management: Adding Value for Customers

Mark D. Hanna and W. Rocky Newman

A textbook and CD set offering a unique, cross-functional perspective that emphasizes the role of management in other areas of business. It helps show students how operations issues impact other functional areas and how each person in a company plays a role in operations decisions.

This text offers a relevant perspective for both OM majors and non-majors alike. The CD contains a host of interactive features, lecture notes from the text, Quick Time video, and an earlier version of ExtendSim Student.

Prentice Hall - January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 753 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0130711616
ISBN-13: 978-0130711618

Introduction to Decision Technology

Modeling, Software, and Applications (2nd ed.)
Matthew Liberatore and Robert Nydick - Villanova University

Written in conjunction with a course on applied management science. Appropriate for a one semester Soph/Jr/Sr/MBA level course in Management Science, Quantitative Methods for Business, or Operations Research. For courses/approaches where professors want to use specific commercial software. The authors use spreadsheets for simple modeling of each concept, but then move quickly into Lingo, Expert Choice, and ExtendSim. Includes an earlier version of ExtendSim Student.

John Wiley & Sons - March 18, 2003
Paperback; 400 pages
ISBN-10: 0471429023
ISBN-13: 978-0471429029

Limits of Detection in Chemical AnalysisLimits of Detection in Chemical Analysis

Edward Voigtman

Limits of Detection in Chemical AnalysisLimits of Detection in Chemical Analysis details methods for computing valid limits of detection and uses the Lightstone module for ExtendSim to demonstrates many of the concepts in the text. Videos, screencasts, and animations are also provided on a companion website.

Wiley - March 2017
368 pages; includes Lightstone module for ExtendSim and other resources
ISBN: 978-1-119-18897-1

Microbes Count! Problem Posting, Problem Solving, & Peer Persuasion in Microbiology

John R. Jungck, Ethel D. Stanley, and Marion Field Fass

Microbes Count!Microbes Count! is a collection of computer-based investigations for the undergraduate microbiology laboratory. The simulations, case studies, and computational models in Microbes Count! can be used to supplement standard textbooks.

Microbes Count! engages students in flexible problem-solving strategies using data-rich situations based on real-world problems such as the environmental impact of microbial metabolism, the analysis of phylogenetic relationships with bioinformatics tools, the challenge of Pfeisteria, and the development of antibiotic resistance in M. tuberculosis. From virtual laboratories for distance learners to quantitative extensions of wet and field laboratories, the Microbes Count! investigations enhance traditional laboratory and classroom activities with opportunities for in-depth problem solving.

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and American Society for Microbiology - July 2003
Paperback; 360 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9723211-0-5

Modeling for all Scales: An Introduction to System Simulation

Howard T. Odum and Elisabeth C. Odum

Modeling for all ScalesUses object-oriented programming to erect and evaluate the efficacy of models of small, intermediate, and large scale systems to employ intuitively based symbols and a systems ecology approach. Anyone interested in an easy to use approach to modeling complex systems authored by systems ecologists will want this book. It attempts to make modeling and simulation fun by focusing on simplified overview mini-models that have important principles to science and society. Successive chapters are arranged so that readers can teach themselves modeling, simulation, and the programming necessary to simulate the systems they diagram.

Academic Press - January 2000
Paperback; 480 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0125241704
ISBN-13: 978-0125241700

Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and Scientists

N. Nirmalakhandan

This book allows nonprogrammers to develop computer-based mathematical models for natural and engineered environmental systems. Written for upper-level students and professionals, this book includes a review of mathematical modeling and fundamental concepts such as material balance, reactor configurations, and fate and transport of environmental contaminants. It illustrates, using numerous examples, how mathematical and dynamic modeling software can be applied in analyzing and simulating natural and engineered environmental systems. An older version of ExtendSim is used to develop and analyze numerous models throughout the book.

CRC Press - December 20, 2001
Hardcover; 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1566769957
ISBN-13: 978-1566769952

Operations Management: An Integrated Approach (3rd ed.)

Nada R. Sanders and Robert Dan Reid

Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and ScientistsThis textbook demonstrates the critical impact operations management has in today's business environments, and shows how it relates to every department in an organization. This third edition includes new graphs, problems, and spreadsheets; plus new and expanded coverage of master production scheduling, ERP, e-business, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and more.

John Wiley & Sons - December 17, 2007
Hardcover; 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0470283513
ISBN-13: 978-0470283516

Operations Management in Healthcare: Strategy and Practice

Corinne M. Karuppan PhD, CPIM; Michael R. Waldrum MD, MSc, MBA; and Nancy E. Dunlap MD, Ph.D., MBA

Operations Management in HealthcareThis comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organizations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations – and demonstrates how to achieve them. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility. The competitive priorities are interrelated, with excellent quality laying the foundation for performance in the other competitive priorities, and with targeted improvement initiatives having synergistic effects. The text stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. It equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together logically.

With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the “how-tos” of effectively managing a healthcare organization. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organization to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organization as it strives to achieve the status of a highly reliable organization. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools and quantitative techniques with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. Also included are mind maps linking competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and process tracking, and boxed features. Several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises are proposed. A comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials further enhance the book’s outstanding value.

Key Features:

Includes mind maps to connect competitive priorities, concepts, and tools

Provides an extensive tool kit for problem solving and process improvements

Presents icons throughout the text to emphasize competitive priorities and tool coverage

Emphasizes measurement with dashboards and includes data files for statistical process control, queuing, and simulation

Demonstrates human dynamics and organizational challenges through realistic vignettes

Presents boxed features of frequently asked questions an real-world implementations of concepts

Provides comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials

Springer Publishing Company; First edition - June 14, 2016
Paperback & Digital with discount download link for ExtendSim Student- 640 pages
ISBN-10: 0826126529
ISBN-13: 978-0826126528

Operations Management: Strategy and Analysis (6th ed.)

Lee J. Krajewski & Larry P. Ritzman

Presents strategic and managerial issues in order to emphasize that the decisions made by operations managers should be consistent with a corporate strategy shared by managers in all functional areas. It presents the operations tools and techniques for solving problems in the context of achieving a firm's overall goals and strategies, and provides a balanced treatment of manufacturing and services throughout. This sixth addition adds an increased emphasis on processes, to provide linkage between operational issues, as well as new problem-solving software (including an older version of Extend LT) and a website with innovative Internet resources. For operations managers in a variety of fields.

Prentice Hall - August 16, 2001
Hardcover; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0130423564
ISBN-13: 978-0130423566

Operations Research: Models and Methods

Paul A. Jensen and Jonathan F. Bard

Operations ResearchThis textbook focuses on the fundamental models and methodologies underlying the practice of Operations Research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, quantitative tools and models most important to understanding modern operations research are presented. Ships with an earlier version of Extend Student.

John Wiley & Sons - October 8, 2002
700 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0471380040
ISBN-13: 978-0471380047

Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons Without Tragedy

Robert E. Manning

Parks and Carrying Capacity looks at long term management and sustainability of parks and related areas. It offers a historical and conceptual treatment of carrying capacity describing and illustrating research approaches for assessing carrying capacity, including qualitative and quantitative surveys, normative theory and methods, visual research approaches, trade-off analysis, and simulation modeling.

The book includes a series of case studies, some of which use ExtendSim, that describe research programs designed to support analysis and management of carrying capacity at eight diverse units of the U.S. National Park System, and an additional case study that explores how the foundational components of carrying capacity (formulating indicators and standards, monitoring, and adaptive management) are being applied in an increasing number of environmental and natural resources fields to address the growing urgency of sustainability.

Island Press - February 28, 2007
Paperback; 313 pages
ISBN-10: 1559631058
ISBN-13: 978-1559631051

Principles of Operations ManagementPrinciples of Operations Management (9th ed.)

Jay Heizer - Texas Lutheran University and Barry Render - Rollins College

Principles of Operations ManagementThis textbook allows students to apply what they've learned to real company challenges and best practices by offering a multitude of problems integrated case studies on video. Its coverage includes an extensive amount of service applications and firms to give students an in-depth look at operations in the real world. Written for general business students interested in operations management and gaining the fundamental working knowledge of a firm.

Prentice Hall - November 9, 2007
Hardcover; 784 pages
ISBN-10: 0138128782
ISBN-13: 978-01381287

Positive Outcomes: Raising the Bar on Government Reinvention

Ted Gaebler, John Blackman, Linda Blessing, Raymon Bruce, Wallace Keene, & Paul Smith

A multimedia learning laboratory which encompasses the book, access to a web site dedicated to the book and case studies. This package provides the tools and insights at several levels for "raising the bar" to meet new and increasingly higher levels of expectations about performance. It is a guide for practitioners by practitioners utilizing enterprise government management methods and technology tools to raise reinvention to new heights of achievement. The book offers not just theory, but practical guidance.

Chatelaine Press - May 1999
Hardcover and Softcover; 299 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 1574200941
ISBN-13: 978-1574200942

Simulation Based Engineering of Complex Systems

John R. Clymer, Ph.D., California State University Fullerton

This book is designed for a broad spectrum of readers to help gain an understanding of complex systems. It will be shown that, although complex systems have behaviors that are difficult to understand, the underlying modeling building blocks are simple and easy to understand. It will instruct you in the use of the OpEMCSS library blocks (an ExtendSim Expert Solutions Module) to simulate interacting concurrent processes.

Available only through Cal State Fullerton Titan Bookstore
224 pages

Simulation Modeling and Analysis (Fourth Edition)

Averill M. Law, Ph.D.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1982, the goal of Simulation Modeling and Analysis has always been to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and self study. The book is widely regarded as the “bible” of simulation and now has more than 100,000 copies in print. The book can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses; for example:

A first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginning-graduate-student level in engineering, manufacturing, business, or computer science (Chaps. 1 through 4, and parts of Chaps. 5 through 9). At the end of such a course, the students will be prepared to carry out complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advanced simulation courses.

A second course in simulation for graduate students in any of the above disciplines (most of Chaps. 5 through 12). After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the more advanced methodological issues involved in a simulation study, and should be prepared to understand and conduct simulation research.

An introduction to simulation as part of a general course in operations research or management science (part of Chaps. 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9).

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math - July 21, 2006
Hardcover; 768 pages
ISBN-10: 0073294411
ISBN-13: 978-0073294414


Dr. Ulrich Kramer & Dr. Mihaela Neculau

German book on simulation, modeling, and analysis techniques.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of computer simulation and its applications. The included CD contains simulation examples, which relate to various technical, ecological and economic applications. In addition, the examples can be used partly for experimentation with demonstration software from different manufacturers of simulation tools. The work is aimed at engineers and scientists in the fields of planning, research and development, as well as students of all technical courses.

Fachbuchverlag Leipzig - October 1, 1998
Hardcover; 374 pages
ISBN-10: 3446192352
ISBN-13: 978-3446192355

Time Out - Using Visible Pull Systems to Drive Processes

Wayne K. Smith

Time Out introduces a revolutionary process, Visible Pull, for integrating management tools aimed at cycle time reduction, quality improvement, and optimum customer service. In a series of five logical, carefully structured segments, Smith takes you step-by-step through the entire Visible Pull process. Replete with examples drawn from the experience of manufacturers, Time Out includes a full range of simulation techniques (recommending ExtendSim as a tool), as well as detailed, real-world application methods set within the context of an integrated enterprise.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York - January 29, 1998
Hardcover; 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0471192147
ISBN-13: 978-0471192145