The course Simulation for Logistics: An Introduction is an online class provided by Coventry University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover logistics business simulation and explore the behaviour of logistics operations to identify problems in processes.
Explore the basics of logistics simulation to help develop decision-making
On this course, you will be shown how current operations work within a business supply chain and will explore affordable scenarios for further improvements.
You will explore the benefits of logistics simulation along with limitation and other modelling steps. You will also gain the opportunity to learn how to better deal with uncertainty and reduce future business risks.
Introduction to logistics business simulation
What is simulation?
Why do we need simulation?
What can simulation do?
Where can simulation be used?
Advantages and disadvantages of simulation
How is simulation accomplished?
Warehouse management example
Introduction to ARENA Rockwell software and modelling modules
Fundamental components, including system, model and modelling
Modelling elements, including entity, attribute, activity, event and state variables
Basics of selecting entities
Basics of selecting attributes
Visual examples of system modelling elements
System analysis-tabular form
Building a first ARENA simulation model
Assess when and where simulation is needed
Investigate the ability of simulation to solve logistics problems
Explore the simulation steps that can be applied to simulate systems
Develop an understanding of the system concept and its components
Explore different types of system elements
Identify ways of using such elements to represent the system being modelled
This course is of particular interest to anyone with a keen interest in logistics operations and how to manage them efficiently while facing uncertainties in a virtual environment.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.
Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Coventry University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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