WANT TO Apply Systems Thinking in Your Organization?
This page is for all Champions and CEOs who use or want to use models or maps developed by System Dynamics experts or hire people to create models or maps for you.
why system dynamics ?
Decision-making in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world is hard. System Dynamics helps you to develop a smart strategy by enabling you to identify, structure, and provide solutions to problems that need to take into account:
Short- vs Long-term effects
Chain of reactions
major forces that can affect key outcomes
Identify and quantify
consequences in the short- and long-term, years or decades into the future
pros and cons of various options
reactions of all affected parties, and the reactions to those reactions
unexpected consequences not previously considered or intended
reactions (good or bad) that build upon themselves in reinforcing effects (vicious and virtuous cycles) or balance out
Companies, non-profit organizations, and state departments all over the world are using System Dynamics to increase profit, better serve communities, and implement long-lasting change
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applications & cases
Cocaine Use Prevalence Estimation and Policy Analysis Client National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice Author/Consultant Homer J A system dynamics model reproduces a variety of national indicator data reflecting cocaine use and supply over a 15-year...
Hardware Maintenance Field Service Dynamics Client Major producer of diagnostic equipment used in semiconductor wafer fabrication Author/Consultant Homer J A system dynamics model to investigate field service issues was developed for a major producer of equipment for...
Strategies to Improve Freight Railroad Performance Client a major freight railway company (CSX Transportation) Authors/Consultants Homer JB, Keane TE, Lukiantseva NO, Bell DW An SD model was developed to assist the company in strategic planning. Freight railroads in...
Analyzing Price Cycles in Commodity Chemicals Client a large global chemical company (Dow Chemical) Author/Consultant Homer J An SD model was developed to explain strong repeated price cycles in the chlor-alkali chemical market. A first version of the model was...
Projecting Motorcycle Parts and Accessories Sales Client a large US manufacturer of motorcycles Author/Consultant Homer J For planning and strategy purposes, the company needs to be able to project parts and accessories revenues several years into the future. These...
Managing the Inventory of Test Items used in Computer-Based Educational Testing Client Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s leading developer and provider of standardized educational tests Author/Consultant Homer J In the mid-1990s, ETS started a transition...
Haaglanden Client Housing Market Authors/Consultants Eskinasi M, Rouwette E, Vennix J In Haaglanden, the Netherlands, during a particular swing of the housing market, construction of new greenfield residential suburbs suffered delays, whereas urban transformation of...
ReThink Health Dynamics Name Local Health System Reform Strategy Modelers Jack Homer, Gary B. Hirsch, Bobby Milstein, and Elliott S. Fisher Client/Participant Fannie E. Rippel Foundation (New Jersey) Client Type NGO ReThink Health: Simulation models supporting local...
Social Determinants of Health in a Diverse Urban Population Name Wellesley Institute (Toronto) Authors/Consultant Mahamoud A, Roche B, Homer J Social determinants of health are important in shaping the health of urban populations in Canada. The low socio-economic...
The Organizational Responsibility Model for Public Companies Name Brazilian state of Minas Gerais Authors/Consultant Passos GF, Chamovitz I, Theodoulidis B In order to sustain its fast growth in the future, Brazil is looking for a new engine that hinges on the...
Children’s Oral Health Name Exploring Prevention Strategies for Improving Children’s Oral Health Modelers Gary B. Hirsch, Burton Edelstein, Marcy Frosh, Jayanth Kumar. Client/Participant Childen’s DentalHealth Project, Colorado Department of Public Health and...
System Dynamics & Agent-Based approaches to face HR constraints Client Public ICT company localized in Minas Gerais, Brazil; Primary Hospital Localized in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil Authors/Consultant Guttenberg Ferreira Passos, Ilan Chamovitz, Babis Theodoulidis Case...
Strategic Human Resource Management Name A Case Study in Strategic Human Resource Management with System Dynamics Modelers Andreas Größler, Alexander Zock The Issue You Tackled The case-study company is a German service provider in the logistics industry that is the...
Are You vMad To Go For Surgery? Risk Assessment for Transmission of vCJD via Surgical Instruments Client UK Department of Health Authors/Consultant Stephen Curram, Jonathan Coyle, André Hare Case summary Although the prevalence of vCJD (a human form of “Mad Cow...
Keep on rolling – managing a large rail improvement project Client London Underground Authors/Consultant Steve Curram, David Exelby, and Jocelyn Lovegrove Case summary The London Underground carries up to 4 million passengers a day, and required a major upgrade...