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2005/2006 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
SPM9427
Simulation of Logistic Systems
ECTS: 6
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Ir. Y.A. Saanen    Y.A.Saanen@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. A. Verbraeck    A.Verbraeck@tudelft.nl
Education Period
3
4
Exam Period
4
Course Language
English
Expected prior knowledge
Preferably tb232 (spm2320); tb292 / tb288 (spm2932); (or tb016i / tpa1311 for TPA students), tb361 (spm3610). Students from other faculties: basic knowledge and experience with logistics and simulation.
Course Contents
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Study Goals
The course is intended for students who want to specialise in advanced logistics modelling. After the course the students are able to:

understand the complexities of logistic systems;
identify the possibilities simulation offers to design control systems for complex highly automated logistic systems;
analyse and assess complex logistic systems (eventually by means of simulation);
construct valid conceptual and simulation models of logistic systems;
construct large simulation models of complex logistic systems;
communicate models and the results of models with actors involved;
translate results into usable recommendations for policy makers.
Education Method
During the course there is an intensive co-operation between the student and teachers. Every week includes 2 hours of theory classes and 2 hours of discussing assignments. The students have to work in small groups on simulation assignments for at least 6 hours a week. Example material will be illustrated in intensive and interactive courses. This course requires an active participation by the students.


Week 3.1: Introduction into logistic simulation
Week 3.2: Performance measurement
Week 3.3: Factory modeling; Intro eM-Plant
Week 3.4: Airport baggage simulation; Course eM-Plant I
Week 3.5: Automated container terminal simulation; Course eM-Plant II
Week 3.6: Case introduction “Carpe Diem”; Course eM-Plant III
Week 3.7: Wrap-up and final assignment
Week 4.1: Logistic control
Week 4.2: Underground Logistic System Schiphol, role of the TestSite
Week 4.3: Exception handling and operator behaviour
Week 4.4: Supply Chain simulation models
Week 4.5: Real-time control and emulation using simulation
Week 4.6: Future of logistic simulation
Week 4.7: Presentations of final assignments by the students
Computer Use
During the course the students will work in the SimLab with the simulation package eM-Plant,
Literature and Study Materials
Reader spm9427
Tutorial: eM-Plant
Assessment
The grade is based on the group and individual assignments and the presentation the students have to give on their assignments, and on a written exam after all assignments have been handed in with a high enough quality.