Books 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.
Discrete Event Simulation Using ExtendSim 10
This book characterizes discrete event simulation and analysis using ExtendSim 10. It is a blend between theory and application leaning largely to the weight of the latter. Since the ExtendSim 8 version of the book (13 years ago) there has been significant improvements to ExtendSim, including the new Reliability module incorporated in this new, enhanced edition of the first book. There are two new chapters:
- one includes a model simulating software reliability and inherent availability,
- the other is a guided project addressing the Launch Availability of a crew launch vehicle (CLV) for a limited launch window.
For those unfamiliar with the first edition:
- There is coverage of just-enough queuing theory for building discrete event models, using the M/M/1 queuing problem involving warmup and steady-state phenomena, as well as methods for analysis and corrective adjustments.
- Probability distributions and their inverse transfers for random sampling are covered.
- The Stat::Fit® application is used for fitting and analyzing data, including goodness of fit testing.
- There is an in-depth treatment of random number generators.
- A bank model is used to demonstrate hierarchical modeling and basic simulation animation.
- Advanced queuing processes are addressed using a circuit board production example.
- Detailed modeling is covered using a delivery system transfer depot handing packages for domestic delivery.
Creative Commons NonCommercial, ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
May 4, 2023
Hardcover; 436 pages
ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation
The standard in discrete event simulation software combines with the standard in undergraduate simulation textbooks!
Adhering to the layout of Discrete-Event System Simulation ("DESS") by Banks, et al., the textbook, ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation*, uses ExtendSim as a pedagogical tool to explore and expand upon the principles discussed in the DESS textbook. This use of ExtendSim makes simulation concepts more easily communicated by instructors and more accessible to students.
- Use ExtendSim to visually explore concepts such as entities, attributes, events, activities, and delays.
- Interactively examine the characteristics of single-server and multi-server queueing systems.
- Learn about event scheduling, random number generation, and the proper use of random distributions.
- Run trials and experiments on DESS examples using the Student version of ExtendSim.
ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation includes:
- Easy-to-use and informative ExtendSim implementations of DESS examples.
- Selected solutions to end-of-chapter exercises.
- ExtendSim tutorials specifically designed for the DESS book.
- Supplemental discussions based on the DESS chapters.
ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation is included with ExtendSim
If you already own ExtendSim, you already have access to the textbook. ExtendSim for Discrete-Event System Simulation is included in most ExtendSim packages...Individual, Floating, and Student. (Note: the DESS textbook is not included with Analysis or Player RunTime).
From within the ExtendSim application, open the DESS Quickstart.mox model file in the DESS Textbook folder found in the Examples folder. This file contains links to the eTextbook, model files discussed in the book, and a tutorial on discrete event modeling.
* The 5th edition of Discrete-Event System Simulation is required for use with this text and must be obtained separately.
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 Amazon.cn
Paperback; 218 pages
ISBN: 7302253226, 9787302253228
Applied Management Science
Modeling, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Communication for Decision Making
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 1, 2005
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 Modeling, Simulation, and Design (3rd edition)
Manuel Laguna and Johan Marklund
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.
Note: 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
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.
January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 693 pages
Discrete Event Simulation using ExtendSim 8
Dr. Jeffrey Strickland
This text presents the basic concepts of discrete event simulation. Though this book was written using a now retired release of ExtendSim, the concepts presented are still valuable today. 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.
Review from Lulu.com:
"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."
Essentials of Knowledge Management
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
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.
Hermes Science, Paris
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
Integrated Operations Management: Adding Value for Customers
Mark D. Hanna and W. Rocky Newman
Offers a unique, cross-functional perspective that emphasizes the role of management in other areas of business. This textbook helps show students how operations issues impact other functional areas and how each person in a company plays a role in operations decisions.
Provides a relevant perspective for both OM majors and non-majors alike.
Prentice Hall - January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 753 pages
Limits of Detection in Chemical Analysis
Limits 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.
March 20, 2017 pages
Microbes Count! Problem Posting, Problem Solving, & Peer Persuasion in Microbiolog
John R. Jungck, Ethel D. Stanley, and Marion Field Fass
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
Paperback; 360 pages
Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Flows 3
Discrete and Continuous Flows in 2D/3D
Volume 3 begins with an introduction to which are added four chapters focused on modeling and flow simulation in an environment in 2 or 3 dimensions (2D or 3D). They deal with different cases taken from situations found in the field. A conclusion comes close this third book:
- The different software used in this third volume
- Computer simulation of discrete flows
- Mixed flow simulation
- Flows in 3D and the evacuation simulation
- Flows in 3D for conveying and storage
The conclusion discusses the future developments of the software and their integration into society. At the end of each volume is a bibliography and a list of web links. There is also a glossary explaining some abbreviations, acronyms and some very specific terminology of logistics and operations research.
Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and Scientists
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. Though it uses an older, retired version of ExtendSim, concepts used in this text are still useful for modern simulation tools.
December 20, 2001
Hardcover; 328 pages
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
This 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.
- 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
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.
February 28, 2007
Paperback; 313 pages
Principles of Operations Management (9th ed.)
Jay Heizer - Texas Lutheran University and Barry Render - Rollins College
This 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.
February 8, 2013
Hardcover; 784 pages
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.
Wiley & Sons
Simulation Modeling and Analysis (Fifth Edition)
Averill M. Law, Ph.D.
Simulation Modeling and Analysis provides 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 172,000 copies in print and has been cited more than 18,500 times. This textbook can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses. It is used in leading industrial and systems engineering departments at Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, Columbia University, University of Washington, and Naval Postgraduate School.
January 22, 2014
Hardcover; 800 pages
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
May 2, 2008
Hardcover; 288 pages
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