Industrial and Management Systems Engineering



The Impact of Intelligent Tools on Simulation Methodology

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P. Savory and G.T. Mackulak (1996), “The Impact of Intelligent Tools on Simulation Methodology,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Volume 6, No. 1, pp. 135-168


Simulation is one of the most effective techniques for analyzing stochastic systems. Recent computer software and hardware advances have had an important impact on the traditional discrete-event simulation methodology. Intelligent simulation environments consisting of integrated sets of “intelligent” tools for performing simulation studies have emerged. These tools significantly impact the methodology of a simulation analysis. This paper defines these intelligent tools and discusses how they alter the simulation paradigm by illustrating the development of a simulation model using an intelligent simulation environment. Special emphasis is on how an intelligent simulation environment provides a responsive analysis technique for studying manufacturing systems.