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Driving Change with Simulation

Developing a good simulation model is really only half the battle.  Often the biggest hurdle comes when you try to convince your organization to make the changes necessary to improve how things work.

In this issue we share some insights into how to overcome these challenges as well as some insights into making sure your model is giving realistic results.

Featured Article:

18 Realities Every Engineer Must Understand (or Struggle)

By Jon Santavy


Getting buy-in from all stakeholders is an uphill battle because most companies are resistant to change.  Jon Santavy discussed realities that every engineer needs to face when selling their ideas to their organization.

Featured Case Study:

Using Simulation to Drive Change



Burns & McDonnell and Rockwell Automation collaborate to deliver 10% increase in production capacity

Consultants Corner:

Model Verification and Validation

By Judy Jordan


Verifying and validating that your model reflects reality is a critical step that must be done before running scenarios for improvement.

Tips and Tricks:

Steady-State and Warm-up

By Darrell Starks

When running a simulation model, it's important to understand the type of system being modeled and what sort of warm-up period may be required to reach steady-state.

Issue 5 | March 2016

Upcoming Events

Arena Academic Symposium

July 11-14, 2016

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 3rd annual Academic Symposium in Austin, TX.  This event is open to all professors and instructors who teach Arena.

Registration is now open!

Learn More about Academic Symposium



Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Apr 26-29, 2016
Jun 14-17, 2016
Aug 2-5, 2016

Austin, TX
Registration Info

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Virtual Training

In April we will host virtual training for advanced topics. To learn more about registering for these sessions, download and complete the form.

Virtual Training  Registration

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