What is the effect of ignoring truck bunching in simulation results?

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In my post on the 2013 SME Annual Meeting, I promised to explain, in further detail, the work we presented at the conference on the effect of truck bunching on discrete event simulation (DES) analysis. The goal of this post … Continue reading

Conference report: 2013 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit

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This past week (February 24-27), mining professionals gathered in Denver, CO for the 142nd SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit. The meeting was well attended, in spite of the weather (lots of snow), which delayed my own arrival after my flight … Continue reading

Of means, confidence intervals and practical decisions: Demystifying uncertainty in simulation results

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One of the most challenging things for a simulation analyst is explaining the uncertainty around the results to non-experts. It is not unusual for simulation results to be presented in language such as, “the expected production/shift is going to be … Continue reading