When should I use simulation?
Choosing the right process improvement tool for your project.

Learn how an experienced engineer decides when simulation is the right tool for his projects,
and when it isn't.

With the evolution of process improvement software, it can be difficult to decide the right tool for the job. Using something too powerful and complex can be a lengthy and unnecessary process, but underestimating the depth of analysis required and choosing something too simplistic early in a project can result in repeated work later.




Presented by Brian Harrington, Six Sigma Black Belt

Brian Harrington has over 20 years' experience in designing and implementing process improvements in Ford Motor Company. He discusses situations he's faced, how he's tackled them, and when simulation has added value.

He currently works with clients to design and implement process improvements incorporating conflicting objectives to make robust, flexible, and lean systems. Brian is also a Professor at Wayne State University teaching a graduate level Stochastic Systems Class. As a certified Black Belt he has led over 50 major six-sigma projects. He is also a certified MODAPS practitioner.