Problem structuring Facilitated modelling Experimentation Implementation OR in Health Services
KOTIADIS, K. and TAKO, A.A., 2018. Facilitated post-model coding in Discrete Event Simulation (DES): a case study in Healthcare. European Journal of Operational Research, 266(3), pp. 1120-1133.
Research on facilitated discrete event simulation (DES) is gathering pace but there is still a need to put forward real examples to explain the process to newcomers. This paper is part of a line of research on the methodology of facilitated DES. In this paper we explain in more detail the facilitation process and the tools used to support the experimentation and implementation stages in a DES study involving workshops with a group of stakeholders, after an initial simulation model has been coded on the computer. A real case study is used to describe the process followed and the interactions at the workshops. Extracts from the transcripts are also included, with the view to providing evidence of the stakeholders’ involvement and their mood during the workshops. We conclude with a discussion on the process and tools used to support the facilitation process. Future research directions are also put forward.
This paper is closed access until 28th October 2019.
This study was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/E045871/1.