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. Application Oriented Simulation Modeling and Analysis with ExtendSim (2nd ed.) (Chinese textbook)
Tianbao Qin(Wuhan University) and Yanfeng Wang (Edgestone Technologies)

Tianbao WangThe book Application Oriented Simulation Modeling and Analysis with ExtendSim, 2nd edition is a Chinese textbook appropriate for teaching senior undergraduate and graduate students on basic discrete event simulation and applications. With the help of examples made in ExtendSim, this book introduces frequently used modeling theories and techniques in typical simulation applications including logistics, inventory management, manufacturing production, and service industry. This book is useful for anyone that is interested in simulation technology and would like to quickly master necessary skills to step on a simulation application.

Tsinghua University Press, China - 2011
This book can be purchased in most Xin Hua book stores and from major online bookstores in China including
Paperback; 218 pages

ISBN: 7302253226, 9787302253228

. Applied Management Science: Modeling, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Communication for Decision Making (2nd ed.)
John A. Lawrence, Jr. and Barry A. Pasternack - California State University at Fullerton

Applied Management ScienceEmphasizes the building of the most appropriate model possible from available data.

bullet The major focus of this textbook is on analysis and communication of results to management. It teaches how to conduct a management science study, analyze different situations, break down the steps of problem-solving, write a business report, and effectively communicate study results to management.
bullet Each topic is approached via a narrative of a business situation and illustrates the model building process, taking great care to emphasize the model's assumptions and limitations. Each chapter is then organized around a clearly defined set of pedagogical features designed to guide students through the management science process and shows how to use results in actual managerial decision making.
bullet Includes CD with three complete additional chapters, additional cases and problems for every chapter, coverage of key algorithms and derivations, a review of statistics, the complete WINQSB package developed by Yih-Long Chang, Excel files for every chapter, and an earlier version of ExtendSim LT.
bullet A computer integrated approach to problem solving is integrated throughout the text.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York - January 4, 2002
Hardcover; 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0471391905
ISBN-13: 978-0471391906

The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College -- Biology Department

BioQUESTThe BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium actively supports educators interested in the reform of undergraduate biology and engages in the collaborative development of curricula. Encouraged is the use of simulations, databases, and tools to construct learning environments where students are able to engage in activities like those of practicing scientists.

The BioQUEST Library Online is a BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium project which is an ongoing peer-reviewed community publication of software simulations, tools, datasets, and other supporting materials from educators and developers engaged in education and research in science.

More than 40 modules are freely accessible and downloadable for use by teachers, curriculum developers, and students.

Business Process Modeling, Simulation, and Design - 2nd edition Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design (2nd ed.)
Manuel Laguna and Johan Marklund

Business Process Modeling, Simulation, and Design - 2nd editionMost textbooks on business process management focus on either the nuts and bolts of computer simulation or the managerial aspects of business processes. Covering both technical and managerial aspects of business process management, Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design, Second Edition presents the tools to design effective business processes and the management techniques to operate them efficiently. New to the Second Edition:

. Three completely revised chapters that incorporate ExtendSim 8
. An introduction to simulation
. A chapter on business process analytics

Developed from the authors’ many years of teaching process design and simulation courses, the text provides students with a thorough understanding of numerous analytical tools that can be used to model, analyze, design, manage, and improve business processes. It covers a wide range of approaches, including discrete event simulation, graphical flowcharting tools, deterministic models for cycle time analysis and capacity decisions, analytical queuing methods, and data mining. Unlike other operations management books, this one emphasizes user-friendly simulation software as well as business processes, rather than only manufacturing processes or general operations management problems. Taking an analytical modeling approach to process design, this book illustrates the power of simulation modeling as a vehicle for analyzing and designing business processes. It teaches how to apply process simulation and discusses the managerial implications of redesigning processes. The ExtendSim software is available online and ancillaries are available for instructors.

Chapman and Hall/CRC - May 2, 2013
Paperback; 523 pages; Book and coupon code to download ExtendSim LT for just $10
ISBN-10: 1439885257
ISBN-13: 978-1439885253

. Decision Modeling with Microsoft Excel (6th ed.)
Jeffrey Moore and Lawrence Weatherford

Decision ModelingEmphasizes the fundamental concepts of modeling and the use of spreadsheets in a business decision-making context, taking a hands-on approach to creating decision models using spreadsheets. It exposes students to a variety of challenges a manager may face in the areas of marketing, finance, operations, and human resources so that students can develop appropriate modeling techniques to solve on-going business issues and provide clear solutions. Includes an earlier version of Extend LT.

Prentice Hall - January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 693 pages
ISBN-10: 013017789X
ISBN-13: 978-0130177896

. Discrete Event Simulation using ExtendSim 8
Dr. Jeffrey Strickland

Discrete Event Simulation using ExtendSim 8 This text presents the basic concepts of discrete event simulation using ExtendSim 8. The book can be used as either a desk reference or as a textbook for a course in discrete event simulation. This book is intended to be a blend of theory and application, presenting just enough theory to understand how to build a model, design a simulation experiment, and analyze the results. Most of the text is devoted to building models with ExtendSim 8, starting with a simple single-server queue and culminating with a transportation depot for package transfer and delivery. Dr. Strickland has built all the models contained in this book with ExtendSim 8 LT, which limits the number of modeling blocks, but otherwise has the required ExtendSim 8 capabilities. ExtendSim LT is not included in this book. Students may obtain ExtendSim LT from the Imagine That Inc. Store.

Review from
By Robin Clark Mar 27, 2012
"This is a must have book for someone learning ExtendSim. I read the book from cover to cover and found that it is easy to read and very thorough. It is a great book and I highly recommend it for everyone." - March 1, 2013
Hardcover; 376 pages
ISBN: 9781300790587

. Harvard Business School -- ExtendSim Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis
Roy D. Shapiro

HarvardSeries of computer simulation exercises that explore how variability in processing times affects process performance. CD contains pre-built models so students can execute the simulation and modify certain parameters to test changes in process design.

. Simulation as a Decision Aid

A brief introduction to simulation--what it is, why it's used, etc. Meant to set context for a first class on simulation. A rewritten version of an earlier note.

HBS Publishing - January 8, 1997
Case study; 5 pages
Product Number: 9-697-062

. Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A)

First set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. These exercises allow students to investigate the impact of variable processing times on the performance of simple in-line processes.

HBS Publishing - September 14, 1993 - revised September 14, 2007
Case study; 3 pages
Product Number: 9-694-039


Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A2)


Solutions and detailed discussion of exercises from the (A) case. Includes color exhibits.

HBS Publishing - September 22, 1994 - revised February 12, 2008
Case study; 7 pages
Product Number: 9-695-019

. Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (B)

Second set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. This set of exercises allows students to investigate the impact of adding buffers to simple in-line processes with uncertain processing times.

HBS Publishing - September 14, 1993 - revised September 14, 2007
Case study; 3 pages
Product Number: 694040

. Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (C), Exercise Three


Third set of exercises for use with ExtendSim. These exercises allow students to investigate the impact of variable processing times on the performance of simple in-line processes.

HBS Publishing - September 22, 1994 - revised August 5, 2003
Case study; 5 pages
Product Number: 695021

. EXTEND(TM) Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis, User's Guide

Designed to be used with Extend Simulation Exercises in Process Analysis (A) and (B). Includes color exhibits.

HBS Publishing - September 14, 1993 - revised September 14, 2007
Case study; 10 pages
Product Number: 694043


. Integrated Operations Management: Adding Value for Customers
Mark D. Hanna and W. Rocky Newman

Integrated Operations ManagementA textbook and CD set offering a unique, cross-functional perspective that emphasizes the role of management in other areas of business. It helps show students how operations issues impact other functional areas and how each person in a company plays a role in operations decisions.

This text offers a relevant perspective for both OM majors and non-majors alike. The CD contains a host of interactive features, lecture notes from the text, Quick Time video, and an earlier version of Extend LT.

Prentice Hall - January 15, 2001
Hardcover; 753 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0130711616
ISBN-13: 978-0130711618

. Introduction to Decision Technology: Modeling, Software, and Applications (2nd ed.)
Matthew Liberatore and Robert Nydick - Villanova University

Introduction to Decision TechnologyWritten in conjunction with a course on applied management science. Appropriate for a one semester Soph/Jr/Sr/MBA level course in Management Science, Quantitative Methods for Business, or Operations Research. For courses/approaches where professors want to use specific commercial software. The authors use spreadsheets for simple modeling of each concept, but then move quickly into Lingo, Expert Choice, and ExtendSim. Includes an earlier version of Extend LT.

John Wiley & Sons- March 18, 2003
Paperback; 400 pages
ISBN-10: 0471429023
ISBN-13: 978-0471429029

John R. Jungck, Ethel D. Stanley, and Marion Field Fass

Microbes Count!Microbes Count! is a collection of computer-based investigations for the undergraduate microbiology laboratory. The simulations, case studies, and computational models in Microbes Count! can be used to supplement standard textbooks.

Microbes Count! engages students in flexible problem-solving strategies using data-rich situations based on real-world problems such as the environmental impact of microbial metabolism, the analysis of phylogenetic relationships with bioinformatics tools, the challenge of Pfeisteria, and the development of antibiotic resistance in M. tuberculosis. From virtual laboratories for distance learners to quantitative extensions of wet and field laboratories, the Microbes Count! investigations enhance traditional laboratory and classroom activities with opportunities for in-depth problem solving.

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium and American Society for Microbiology - July 2003
Paperback; 360 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9723211-0-5

. Modeling for all Scales: An Introduction to System Simulation
Howard T. Odum and Elisabeth C. Odum

Modeling for all ScalesUses object-oriented programming to erect and evaluate the efficacy of models of small, intermediate, and large scale systems to employ intuitively based symbols and a systems ecology approach. Anyone interested in an easy to use approach to modeling complex systems authored by systems ecologists will want this book. It attempts to make modeling and simulation fun by focusing on simplified overview mini-models that have important principles to science and society. Successive chapters are arranged so that readers can teach themselves modeling, simulation, and the programming necessary to simulate the systems they diagram. The CD has minimodel programs and versions of QuickBasic and an earlier version of Extend LT to run them.

Academic Press - January 2000
Paperback; 480 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0125241704
ISBN-13: 978-0125241700

. Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and Scientists
N. Nirmalakhandan

Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and ScientistsThis book allows nonprogrammers to develop computer-based mathematical models for natural and engineered environmental systems. Written for upper-level students and professionals, this book includes a review of mathematical modeling and fundamental concepts such as material balance, reactor configurations, and fate and transport of environmental contaminants. It illustrates, using numerous examples, how mathematical and dynamic modeling software can be applied in analyzing and simulating natural and engineered environmental systems. An older version of ExtendSim is used to develop and analyze numerous models throughout the book.

CRC Press - December 20, 2001
Hardcover; 328 pages
ISBN-10: 1566769957
ISBN-13: 978-1566769952

Operations Management Operations Management: An Integrated Approach (3rd ed.)
Nada R. Sanders and Robert Dan Reid
Operations Management This textbook demonstrates the critical impact operations management has in today's business environments, and shows how it relates to every department in an organization. This third edition includes new graphs, problems, and spreadsheets; plus new and expanded coverage of master production scheduling, ERP, e-business, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and more.

John Wiley & Sons - December 17, 2007
Hardcover; 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0470283513
ISBN-13: 978-0470283516
Operations Management in Healthcare Operations Management in Healthcare: Strategy & Practice New
Corinne M. Karuppan PhD, CPIM; Michael R. Waldrum MD, MSc, MBA; and Nancy E. Dunlap MD, Ph.D., MBA

Operations Management in HealthcareThis comprehensive, practice-oriented text illustrates how healthcare organizations can gain a competitive edge through superior operations – and demonstrates how to achieve them. Underscoring the importance of a strategic perspective, the book describes how to attain excellence in the four competitive priorities: quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility. The competitive priorities are interrelated, with excellent quality laying the foundation for performance in the other competitive priorities, and with targeted improvement initiatives having synergistic effects. The text stresses the benefits of aligning the entire operations system within the parameters of a business strategy. It equips students with a conceptual mental model of healthcare operations in which all concepts and tools fit together logically.

With a hands-on approach, the book clearly demonstrates the "how-tos" of effectively managing a healthcare organization. It describes how to negotiate the different perspectives of clinicians and administrators by offering a common platform for building competitive advantage. To bring the cultural context of a healthcare organization to life, the book engages students with a series of short vignettes of a fictitious healthcare organization as it strives to achieve the status of a highly reliable organization. Integrated throughout are a variety of tools and quantitative techniques with step-by-step instructions to assist in problem solving and process improvements. Also included are mind maps linking competitive priorities and concepts, quick-reference icons, dashboards displaying measurement and process tracking, and boxed features. Several project ideas, team assignments, and creative thinking exercises are proposed. A comprehensive Instructor Packet and online tutorials further enhance the book's outstanding value.

Springer Publishing Cmpany; 1st edition- June 14, 2016
Paperback & Digital with discount download link for ExtendSim Student - 640 pages
ISBN-10: 0826126529
ISBN-13: 978-0826126528

. Operations Management and Student CD (4th ed.)
Roberta S. Russell - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Bernard W. Taylor - Virginia State University

Operations ManagementComprehensive book integrating managerial issues with quantitative techniques of operations. A major thrust of this revision includes increased emphasis on information technology and the effect of the Internet and e-business on operations management. A four-part organization covers the strategic importance of operations, designing the operating system, managing the supply chain, and ensuring quality. For project managers and other business personnel who need to manage and improve processes.

Prentice Hall - July 18, 2002
Hardcover; Book and CD; 848 pages
ISBN-10: 0130423564
ISBN-13: 978-0130423566

. Operations Management: Strategy and Analysis (6th ed.)
Lee J. Krajewski & Larry P. Ritzman

Operations ManagementPresents strategic and managerial issues in order to emphasize that the decisions made by operations managers should be consistent with a corporate strategy shared by managers in all functional areas. It presents the operations tools and techniques for solving problems in the context of achieving a firm's overall goals and strategies, and provides a balanced treatment of manufacturing and services throughout. This sixth addition adds an increased emphasis on processes, to provide linkage between operational issues, as well as new problem-solving software (including an older version of Extend LT) and a website with innovative Internet resources. For operations managers in a variety of fields.

Prentice Hall - August 16, 2001
Hardcover; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0130423564
ISBN-13: 978-0130423566

Positive Outcomes Operations Research: Models and Methods
Paul A. Jensen and Jonathan F. Bard

Operations ResearchThis textbook focuses on the fundamental models and methodologies underlying the practice of Operations Research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, quantitative tools and models most important to understanding modern operations research are presented. Ships with an earlier version of Extend LT.

John Wiley & Sons - October 8, 2002
700 pages; Book and CD
ISBN-10: 0471380040
ISBN-13: 978-0471380047

. Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons Without Tragedy
Robert E. Manning

KarayanakisParks and Carrying Capacity looks at long term management and sustainability of parks and related areas. It offers a historical and conceptual treatment of carrying capacity describing and illustrating research approaches for assessing carrying capacity, including qualitative and quantitative surveys, normative theory and methods, visual research approaches, trade-off analysis, and simulation modeling.

The book includes a series of case studies, some of which use ExtendSim, that describe research programs designed to support analysis and management of carrying capacity at eight diverse units of the U.S. National Park System, and an additional case study that explores how the foundational components of carrying capacity (formulating indicators and standards, monitoring, and adaptive management) are being applied in an increasing number of environmental and natural resources fields to address the growing urgency of sustainability.

Island Press - February 28, 2007
Paperback; 313 pages
ISBN-10: 1559631058
ISBN-13: 978-1559631051

. Principles of Operations Management and Student CD and Student DVD Package (9th ed.)
Jay Heizer - Texas Lutheran University and Barry Render - Rollins College

Operations ManagementThis textbook allows students to apply what they’ve learned to real company challenges and best practices by offering a multitude of problems integrated case studies on video. Its coverage includes an extensive amount of service applications and firms to give students an in-depth look at operations in the real world. Written for general business students interested in operations management and gaining the fundamental working knowledge of a firm.

Prentice Hall - November 9, 2007
Hardcover; 784 pages
ISBN-10: 0138128782
ISBN-13: 978-01381287

. Simulation-Based Engineering of Complex Systems
John R. Clymer, Ph.D., California State University Fullerton

John ClymerSimulation-Based Engineering of Complex Systems is intended as a senior elective and graduate level textbook (homework solution manual available) and a practitioner's reference book. It is useful for systems engineers, integrated product engineers, software engineers, industrial/manufacturing engineers, business management design people, and Intelligent Enterprises (IE) people, but can also be used in any field that is concerned with collaborating/conflicting entities that perform a set of tasks that lead to satisfaction of a measurable goal that may or may not be explicitly known or stated.

During the last few years, Simulation-Based Systems Engineering (SBSE) has become an essential tool for the design and evaluation of complex systems. This is the first book to cover the basic principles of complex systems through the use of hands-on experimentation using ExtendSim, in conjunction with the OpEMCSS library, readers are invited to engage in simulation-based experiments that demonstrate the principles of complex systems with an emphasis on design, analysis, and evaluation. A number of real-world examples are included to demonstrate how to model complex systems across a range of engineering, business, societal, economic, and scientific disciplines.

Ships with ExtendSim Littermate and example models.

Wiley-Interscience; 2nd edition - March 16, 2009
Hardcover: 503 pages
ISBN-10: 047040129X
ISBN-13: 978-0470401293

Averill M. Law, Ph.D.

Simulation Modeling & AnalysisSince the publication of the first edition in 1982, the goal of Simulation Modeling and Analysis has always been to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and for self study. 

McGraw-Hill Series in Industrial Engineering and Management - January 22, 2014
Hardcover; 804 pages
ISBN-10: 0073401323
ISBN-13: 978-0073401324

. Simulationstechnik
Dr. Ulrich Kramer & Dr. Mihaela Neculau

SimulationstechnikGerman book on simulation, modeling, and analysis techniques.

Das Buch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Computersimulation und deren Anwendungen. Auf der mitgelieferten CD finden sich Simulationsbeispiele, die sich auf verschiedene technische, ökologische und ökonomische Anwendungen beziehen. Außerdem können die Beispiele teilweise zum Experimentieren mit Demonstrationssoftware verschiedener Hersteller von Simulationswerkzeugen genutzt werden. Das Werk wendet sich an Ingenieure und Wissenschaftler im Bereich Planung, Forschung und Entwicklung sowie an Studierende aller technischen Studiengänge.

Fachbuchverlag Leipzig - October 1, 1998
Hardcover; 374 pages
ISBN-10: 3446192352
ISBN-13: 978-3446192355

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