Here you can find very robust applications of System Dynamics that have made a big impact in the real world. The successful applications demonstrate what final products in this field look like and how they are used by leaders and policy-makers to tackle serious challenges that other methods just cannot handle.
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System Dynamics model helps plan workforce capacity unveiling the causes for air traffic workforce shortages and surpluses.
A System Dynamics model reveals that transmission of vCJD (human form of “Mad Cow Disease”) via surgical instruments is higher than imagined and demands swift action.
A simulation model makes a huge maintenance effort possible by capturing maintenance progress and mediating financial bonuses for service operators.
System Dynamics modeling shows superior forecasting power by considering new technologies in its analysis of data center capacity and not relying only on historical data.
Managers report increasing excitement to manage Coca-Cola’s brands with simulation model that allows to pinpoint specific initiatives and goals.
C-ROADS is a free, award-winning System Dynamics simulator that helps people understand the long-term climate impacts of greenhouse gas emission at the global level.
The Prevention Impacts Simulation Model (PRISM) is used for community-level strategic planning to evaluate the potential long-term effects of community initiatives to reduce chronic disease and its risk factors.
System Dynamics simulation shows how a small investment in oral health education for children can increase adult teeth retention from 25% to 50%.
A System Dynamics modeling effort broke down silos across physician groups and explored longitudinal patient data to modify dosing regimens to improve patient health while saving money.
A System Dynamics model sheds light on the tradeoffs of investing in short-term capabilities or long-term development.
System Dynamics sets a new standard for quantifying project cost and schedule impacts resulting from project delays, providing evidence for a case dispute.
A System Dynamics model expands the boundaries of what to consider when discussing waste management policies and points to exceptional results.
Acting on “undiscovered work” and “rework cycle” unveiled by System Dynamics in Northrop’s development program, led to successful “do it right the first time” and stunning cost decrease.
System Dynamics unveils causes for missile development program to be stuck at 70% completion rate for a year with 1000 engineers working on it – and helps turn it around into one of the most successful programs of the US DoD.
System Dynamics model sheds light on how to reduce staff attrition focusing on staff retention instead of staff recruitment.
A simulation model shows how even transient targets can disrupt the seed supply chain and what managers can do reverse vicious dynamics.
Simulation models and scenario analysis provided the necessary information for Vertex to use third parites in its market approach.
A mix of strategies to decrease HIV/AIDS prevalence is proposed based on a System Dynamics model.
A System Dynamics model considering types of devices, customers, and regions shows how to increase the adoption of SupportAssist to reach 80% and save $74M in 5 years.
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