About This Course
This online course includes 2 theoretical lessons and 8 lessons focused on practical issues.
Some words about simulation …
The world around us is a very complex and multi-parametric system, like the weather, traffic, operation of machines, production processes, etc.
Understanding of the characteristics, operation and behavior of these systems and processes is not easy due to their complexity.
Analysis of complex systems can be carried out by the application of simulation models.
A model is a simplified representation of a complex real-world system or process.
More and more information can be gained about the characteristics, operation and behavior of a real system or process by the analysis and study of a simulation model.
In this course we will focus on the simulation of logistical processes.
The most common application field of simulation software is the analysis of production processes. The reasons for this could be that:
• the production activities are very complex stochastic processes, or
• that the customer demands are changing extremely fast, or
• that the pressure of continuous cost reduction and efficiency improvement
requires optimization and improvement of production activities.
Simulation can be applied for example when we have to
• plan a new facility, or
• optimize an existing facility.
In this course we introduce the theoretical background of simulation and show the
application of the Plant Simulation Program. We introduce basic objects, functions and modules of the program through a lot of simple examples and case studies.
If you follow and complete all of our 10 lessons we hope you will be ready to prepare more and more complex simulation models and analyze and solve complex logistical problems.
Let’s start, join us!
Dr. Gyorgy Kovacs
Dr. György Kovács graduated in 1998 at the University of Miskolc Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as a mechanical engineer, in 2000 at the University of Miskolc Faculty of Economics as an economist. From 1998 he worked at the Institute of Logistics at the University of Miskolc. Recently hi is an assistant professor.
Lecturer of different logistics subjects on level of BSc and MSc. His research areas are the followings: optimisation of composite structures, design of logistics systems.
Leader and participant in many studies and basic scientific research in topic of structural design and logistics.
Dr. Peter Tamas
He has been working at the Institute of Logistics (University of Miskolc) for 10 years. He has realized educational and research activities so far. He plays a relevant role in elaboration and education of the lean logistics and simulation modeling subjects.
He participated more than 30 industrial research project in connection with the lean process improvement and the simulation modeling.