Simio Publications

Simio provides high-quality publications for learning and teaching simulation modeling and Simio software’s extensive capabilities. These publications have been written by a select group of professionals who have elevated the process of learning simulation modeling through the extensive training materials they have published. In addition, Simio self publishes many books to reduce the time to market and the cost – making them more available to both students and industry professionals. Many books are available in a low-cost e-book format, and some of these are even distributed with the Simio software at no extra charge.

Simio and Simulation: Modeling, Analysis, Applications - New 5th Edition

Simio Textbook

The simulation textbook was written by a team of simulation experts each with decades of teaching and industry experience. This book starts with an introduction to simulation and modeling success skills. It then discusses other types of modeling including queueing theory, Monte Carlo, and dynamic simulation. Examples are used to introduce both basic and more advanced Simio concepts including material handling, verification and validation, using and representing model data, and advanced decision-making. It ends with chapters on:

  • Customizing and Extending Simio (using libraries and the optional API)
  • Simulation-based Scheduling in Industry 4.0, and
  • Case Studies and Simio Student Competition Problems

In addition to a valuable self-learning resource, this book can serve as the primary text in first and second courses in simulation at both the undergraduate and beginning-graduate levels. It is written in an accessible tutorial-style writing approach centered on specific examples rather than general concepts and covers a variety of applications including an international flavor. Our experience has shown that these characteristics make the text easier to read and absorb, as well as appealing to readers from many different cultural and applications backgrounds.

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Simulation Modeling with Simio: A Workbook

Simio Workbook

Get started with using Simio Software through the participatory guidance the Simulation Modeling with Simio Workbook provides. The workbook was written by Jeffery A. Joines Ph.D. and Steven D. Roberts Ph. D. Jeffery A. Joines brings his experiences as an Associate Professor and the Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Textile, Engineering, and Chemistry at North Carolina State University to simplify the topic of simulation modeling with Simio for students.

Stephen D. Roberts adds his experiences as an A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University to provide students with an easier pathway to learning simulation modeling and Simio Software.

The workbook requires hands-on participation and makes use of active learning through a computer loaded with Simio Software to teach students simulation modeling with Simio.

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Deliver On Your Promise

This book is for managers who want a better understanding of the process of scheduling so they can keep their valued customers happy. Using accessible, non-technical language, the book answers questions about why scheduling is so challenging, how scheduling solutions have evolved over time, and what can be done about those long lead times and lost sales.

The bottom line is that a good-quality schedule has significant impact on the overall performance of an organization and provides an irrefutable competitive advantage. This book explains how revolutionary simulation technology can boost your business and help you deliver on your promise.

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Simulation for Industry 4.0

Better Business Decisions with Simulation

The book shows how simulation’s long history and close ties to industry since the third industrial revolution have led to its growing importance in Industry 4.0. The book emphasizes the role of simulation in the new industrial revolution, and its application as a key aspect of making Industry 4.0 a reality – and thus achieving the complete digitization of manufacturing and business. Chapter 3 explains how simulation and Simio can be used in a traditional role for reducing risk by analyzing logistics, transportation, supply chain, staffing, and capital investment. Chapter 12 explains digital twin concepts and how Simio’s RPS provides unique smart factory capabilities.

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Better Business Decisions with Simulation: An Introduction to Simio for Business Students and Professionals

Better Business Decisions with Simulation

Simulation has proven to be a powerful tool for the business community’s drive to gain insight into complex processes to make better decisions. This book introduces both students and professionals within the business community to Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and the advantages it offers. MBA students, educators, and business professionals looking for a quick and comprehensive introduction to Discrete Event Simulation will find this book useful.

Better Business Decisions with Simulation is written by Michelle Boyd and an experienced team of simulation experts. The textbook is an excellent introductory material that should be used to educate non-technical audiences participating in MBA programs or within corporate training programs about the usefulness of DES modeling, the rich features and capabilities of Simio Software.

Process Improvement Principles: A Concise Guide for Managers

Process Improvement Principles

Where the improvement of processes and systems across diverse industries is concerned, the Process Improvement Principles is a bible of sorts for improving the design and operations of all types of systems. The set of 25 principles shared throughout the textbook can be applied in the manufacturing industry, healthcare, distribution, warehousing, retail, and aviation industry among others.

Process Improvement Principles was written by Dr. C Dennis Pegden, the founder of Simio LLC. The principles discussed in this productivity publication leverages Dr. Pegden’s more than three decades of experience providing optimization solutions and solving the production challenges both small and large enterprises face. This book does not propose or present a process improvement methodology such as Six Sigma or lean manufacturing. Instead, it presents and illustrates basic principles for process improvement that can be used with any methodology within your process improvement projects.

The 25 principles are outlined concisely to ensure managers and decision-makers with hectic schedules can quickly devour its contents and immediately apply them to solve real-world problems.

This ebook and its supporting files are included with the Simio software.

Rapid Modeling Solutions: Introduction to Simulation and Simio

Rapid Modeling Solutions

Educators introducing simulation and Simio Software to students and professionals can leverage the insightful and simplified descriptions and concepts in this textbook to ease the learning process. The textbook introduces you and your students to the basics of working with Simio Software and simulation modeling using short courses and coursework that ensure students stay engaged during the learning process.

Rapid Modeling Solutions: Introduction to Simulation and Simio was written by the founder of Simio which means you and your students have the opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced simulation modeling professionals on earth. Dr. C Dennis Pegden structured this textbook to ensure its content gets the reader started with simulation modeling in record time.

This ebook is included with the Simio software.

Modelos de Simulacion

The publication discusses the application of simulation modeling in industrial workspaces and facilities. Modelos de Simulacion introduces students and the reader to the diverse applications and benefits of simulation across diverse industrial sectors.

The book was written by Jaume Figueras with support from a team of experts in the field of simulation modeling. Use cases of process modeling using Simio Software are provided in the book to help students understand the rich capabilities of Simio and simulation modeling.

Robust Modeling and Simulation: Integration of Simio with Colored Petri Nets

Simio Textbook

This publication introduces managers, data analysts, and instructors to a methodology that combines the power of modeling formalism such as colored Petri Nets with the flexibility of a discrete event simulation software. The methodology in this book illustrates how complexity in modelling can be tackled by the use of colored petri nets, while at the same time the variability present in systems is integrated robustly.

The book can be used as a concise guide for developing robust models, which can efficiently simulate the cause-effect relationships present in complex industrial systems without losing the simulation power of discrete-event simulation. The book introduces Simio Software capabilities to incorporate data from Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other data sources. Readers will also learn more about Simio Software visualization features and how it helps with gaining insight into complex processes.

Modeling Rights and Responsibilities

Bill of Rights

The average simulation project comes with multiple stakeholders invested in the outcome of the project. To ensure stakeholders remain on the same page and understand their responsibilities throughout the project's duration, an understanding of the Simulation Bill of Rights is required.

Simulation Stakeholder Bill of Rights and its companion Simulationist Bill of Rights outline the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in simulation projects. These two single-page documents contain information for guiding your simulation studies to help ensure success.

Simio Reference Guide

The Simio Reference Guide is the perfect map to understanding Simio Software user interface, tools, features, and how to get started with developing simulation models using Simio. Simio Reference Guide is the official guide that comes with the Simio Software once downloaded. The guide consists of 1300 pages dedicated to helping both beginners and advanced simulation users understand Simio Software, its features, and how to apply them.

The reference guide provides advanced users with details about adding external features to Simio Software. Instructors can take advantage of the guide to create optimized course work for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Simio Manufacturing Digital Twin

The application of a digital twin to optimize industrial operations, processes, and systems is increasingly being used by business enterprises in the industrial sector. The digital twin is a virtual representation of real-world industrial systems. It is a connected ecosystem where real-time data transfers from physical processes are monitored, analyzed, and evaluated to improve industrial processes. The digital twin enhances industry 4.0 applications through its ability to provide decision-makers with instant remote access to plant floor operations.

Simio Manufacturing Digital Twin is one of the first books that seeks to provide students, educators, and the business community with a comprehensive insight into the Digital Twin, how to create one, and apply it to optimize specified industrial processes.

General Non-proprietary Simulation Publications

Educators or instructors who intend to teach simulation modeling to students without having to rely on a particular simulation software sometimes require general teaching materials. The Simulation Modeling and Analysis and Discrete Event System Simulation Textbooks are excellent resources for introducing students to simulation modeling.

Discrete Event System Simulation

Simulation Modeling and Analysis The 5th Edition of Simulation Modeling and Analysis provides a comprehensive learning process for students interested in Grasping the important aspects of simulation modeling. The book was written by Averill M. Law, who is a household name in the field of simulation modeling. The book consists of chapters broken down into easily understood sections. This publication is widely accepted as the Bible of simulation.

Discrete Event System Simulation

Discrete Event System SimulationThe 5th Edition of this evergreen textbook was designed to educate students taking junior or senior-level simulation courses in engineering about simulation modeling and discrete event simulation. The language-independent text used in this publication explains the basic aspects of simulation technology, including the proper collection and analysis of data, the use of analytic techniques, verification and validation of models, and designing simulation experiments. Educators can use this book as an excellent teaching tool while professionals can leverage on it to brush up on their knowledge of simulation modeling.