Modeling Systems and Resources With SAS Simulation Studio: An Introduction
Source: SAS Institute
Discrete event simulation is used to model and investigate systems with complicated mathematical and logical relationships that make analytical solutions impossible - often featuring significant random elements and events. Simulation, one of the most widely used methods in operations research, captures these random elements to enable one to study system performance under varying conditions and configurations. It is employed in a wide variety of fields including manufacturing, customer service, and health care. SAS Simulation Studio is a graphical discrete event simulation application, available as part of SAS/OR software and also as an add-on module for JMP software (as SAS Simulation Studio for JMP).