Computer Simulation The simulation for Specialty Steel Products demonstrated the basics of simulation. However it only involved one step in the process, with two uncontrollable variables (weekly production requirements and three actual machine-hours available) and 20 time periods. Simple simulation models with one or two uncontrollable variables can be developed using Excel, using its random number generator. More sophisticated simulations can become time consuming and require a computer.
BestCar Auto Dealer Simulation Model Below is a probability distribution for the number of cars sold weekly at BestCar (See Example B.3). The selling price per car is $20,000. Design a simulation model that determines the probability distribution and mean of the weekly sales.
Simulation with SimQuick Simquick is an easy-to-use package that is an Excel spreadsheet with some macros. Let’s simulate the passenger security process at one terminal of a medium-sized airport between the hours of 8 A.M. and 10 A.M. Passengers arrive in a single line and go through one of two inspection stations consisting of a metal detector and a carry- on baggage scanner. After this, 10% are randomly selected for an additional inspection handled by one of two stations. Management wants to examine the effects of increasing the number of random inspections to 15% and 20%. They also want to consider a 3rd station for the 2nd inspection