The Activity-Entity-Impact Method: Understanding Bottleneck Behavior of Simulation Models Demonstrated by an Emergency Department Model

Clemens Gutschi, Nikolaus Furian, Dietmar Neubacher, Cameron Walker, Michael O’Sullivan

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Abstract

Simulation models are often used to gain a better understanding of a system’s sensitivity to changes in the input parameters. Data gathered during simulation runs is aggregated to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that allow one to assess a model’s or system’s performance. KPIs do not provide a deeper understanding of the causes of the observed output because this is not their primary objective. By contrast, dynamic bottleneck methods both identify elements that yield the largest gain in productivity with increased availability and also visualize these elements over time to enable bottlenecks to be better understood. In this paper we discuss whether dynamic bottleneck detection methods can be utilized to identify, measure, and visualize causes of observed behavior in complex models. We extend standard bottleneck detection methods, and introduce the Activity-Entity-Impact-Method. The practicality of the method is demonstrated by an example model of a typical Emergency Department setting.
Originalspracheenglisch
Titel2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
ErscheinungsortNational Harbor, MD, USA
Herausgeber (Verlag)Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Seiten1148-1159
Seitenumfang12
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2020
VeranstaltungWinter Simulation Conference 2019 - National Harbor, Maryland, USA / Vereinigte Staaten
Dauer: 8 Dez 201911 Dez 2019
Konferenznummer: 19
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KonferenzWinter Simulation Conference 2019
KurztitelWSC'19
LandUSA / Vereinigte Staaten
OrtMaryland
Zeitraum8/12/1911/12/19
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Gutschi, C., Furian, N., Neubacher, D., Walker, C., & O’Sullivan, M. (2020). The Activity-Entity-Impact Method: Understanding Bottleneck Behavior of Simulation Models Demonstrated by an Emergency Department Model. in 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) (S. 1148-1159). National Harbor, MD, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004751