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Practical Applications in Simulation and Optimization - Basic


Title: Practical Applications in Simulation and Optimization - Basic
Lecturer: Dr. Christian Gahm
Christoph Helbig
Lukas Meßmann
Stefan Wahl
Lars Wietschel
Date: see Digicampus
Building/Room: see Digicampus
Contact: ILOG: Lukas Meßmann
Plant: Stefan Wahl

Content

Within this seminar, various problems in the areas of production and logistics are analyzed together by several students (2-5 students), modeled and solved with the help of methods of operations research. On the one hand, IBM's "ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio" will be used to solve optimization problems, and on the other hand, "Tecnomatix Plant Simulation" by Siemens PLM will be used to conduct simulation studies. In addition to solving the actual problem, special attention is paid to preparing the problem-relevant information and interpreting the results so that decisions can be made efficiently and transparently.

The tasks are based on the content of the lectures Production and Logistics, Production Management (Operations Management I) and Supply Chain Management I.
  • Examples of optimization problems:
    - Location planning for a disposal network
    - Configuration of a reusable system
    - Reverse Logistics in the computer industry

  • Examples of simulation studies:
    - Simulation of a call center
    - Evaluation of different priority rules for controlling the final assembly of helicopters
    - Comparison of different strategies for optimizing the traffic flow at Königsplatz, Augsburg

Procedure

  • Optimization problems
    In a block course the students get an introduction to the theoretical basics of mathematical optimization and the ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio. This is followed by the independent, approximately 3-month working time on a topic from the above areas (each supervised by a staff member of the chair). The seminar concludes with the group presentations of the results at the end of the editing time (end of the semester).

  • Simulation studies
    In two block sessions, the students will be given an introduction to the theoretical foundations of simulation, the execution of simulation studies and - based on a case study - an insight into the exemplary implementation with the simulation software "Plant Simulation". This is followed by the independent, approximately 3-month working time on a topic from the above areas (each supervised by a staff member of the chair). The seminar concludes with the group presentations of the results at the end of the editing time (end of the semester).

Prior knowledge of the course

Basic prerequisite for the seminar are good PC skills and the pleasure of getting familiar with a software tool. Programming skills are an advantage.
Furthermore, the lectures Operations Management I and Supply Chain Management I are an advantage, but not a prerequisite.




More information:

Recommended semester: Bachelor
Field of study: see module handbook
Duration: 3 SWS
Type: S - Seminar
Semester: every summer and winter term