Intermediate Dynamic Modeling I
Intermediate Dynamic Modeling I surveys the most important advanced model disaggregation techniques – the ones that cause many people to throw their hands up in frustration
due to lack of direction or clear understanding.
Join Dr. Karim Chichakly as he guides you, step by step, through some of the key components in the process of effective model creation. During each 55-minute class, you'll learn the
ins and outs of model creation as he shares his personal workflow and additional tips and tricks that he’s learned in more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Each class is followed with a question and answer session with Dr. Chichakly. Online access to these class recordings, sample models, handouts, and homework assignments are
included to cement your learning.
Class 1: Introduction to Arrays
Arrays provide a way to re-use the same model structure for many related processes. This class will focus on the underlying
concepts and types of arrays, as well as the syntax and builtin functions needed to make effective use of them.
Class 2: Application of Arrays
Now that you’re comfortable creating arrays and writing equations for them, we’ll explore more sophisticated applications of
arrays, in business and in science. A number of the presented models are suitable starting points for more complex modeling projects.
Class 3: Modeling with Modules
While arrays provide the ability to re-use model structure in the same model for closely-related processes, modules provide a
more general mechanism to both organize and re-use model structure. Modules are so important to model organization that they
are integrated into the modeling process, starting from the dynamic hypothesis. We will revisit the entire modeling process
Class 4: Discrete Event Simulation
While we have briefly talked about conveyors, most of this series has focused on continuous modeling. In continuous models,
conveyors can sometimes be useful. Other times, discrete event modeling is required. This class will explore when the conveyor
is useful and how to make effective use of queues and ovens.