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Simulation in Production and Logistics

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Simulation in Production and Logistics
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: WIMAScWPF-FÜ7
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Term paper with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MSCM-380 (P420-0432) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 3, optional course
WIMAScWPF-FÜ7 (P420-0432) Industrial Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 3, optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will be able to:
­- explain the possible applications of simulation for planning logistic systems,
­- independently map specific tasks from production and logistics in simulation models with the "Plant Simulation" simulation software,
-- validate and analyze the generated models and evaluate the results with regard to their task,
-- apply their acquired knowledge to more complex questions from operational practice.

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Module content:
1. Introduction to simulation
2. Modeling and simulating material flows with "Plant Simulation"
2.1. Predefined components
2.2. Using the internal programming language SimTalk
3. Principles of stochastic simulation
4. Procedure model for conducting a simulation study
5. Case study on consumption-oriented material supply

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, exercises on the PC, group work, presentation

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Recommended or required reading:
- Bangsow, S.: Fertigungssimulationen mit Plant Simulation und SimTalk, München 2008
- Rabe, M., Spiekermann, S., Wenzel, S.: Verifikation und Validierung für die Simulation in Produktion und Logistik, Berlin-Heidelberg 2008
- Wenzel, S., Weiß, M., Collisi-Böhmer, S., Pitsch H., Rose, O.: Qualitätskriterien für die Simulation in Produktion und Logistik, Berlin Heidelberg 2008
- Kuhn, A., Rabe, M.: Simulation in Produktion und Logistik. Fallbeispielsammlung,

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