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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.

Find out more about how the projects were implemented, insights about the models, and links to related publications and people to contact for more information.

Oral Health

Oral Health

Oral Health Name Oral Health Model Modelers Mitsue Fujimaki, Josely Emiko Umeda, Renata Corrêa Pascotto, Raquel Sano Suga Terada, Thiago Brito, Ricardo Pietrobon, and Guttenberg Passos Contact Professor Mitsue Fujimaki,Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Integrated...

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Anemia Control

Anemia Control Name Biomedical System Dynamics to Improve Anemia Control With Darbepoetin Alfa in Long-Term Hemodialysis Patients Modelers James T. McCarthy, Craig L. Hocum, Robert C. Albright, James Rogers, Edward J. Gallaher, David P. Steensma, Stephen F. Gudgell,...

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MasterCard

MasterCard Name Credit Card Market Simulation: Quantifying The Impact of Change Leads to Dramatic Strategic Innovation Modelers Kenneth Cooper, Sharon Els, Jim Lyneis, David Starr Client/Participant MasterCard Client Type Corporation The Official Website For added...

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Firm-Level Capability Development Trade-offs

Firm-Level Capability Development Trade-offs Name Impact of Growth Opportunities and Competition on Firm-Level Capability Development Trade-offs Modeler Hazhir Rahmandad The Issue You Tackled How should managers prioritize among production, product development,...

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Recycling Rate

Recycling Rate Name Structural and Behavioral Effects on the Recycling Rate Modelers John Egil Nilssen and Maren Sylthe Client/Participant Waste Agency of Oslo, Norway Client Type Government The Issue You Tackled One of the goals for the waste policy in the...

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Northrop Grumman

Name Northrop Grumman and the $2000 Hour Modelers Kenneth Cooper Client/Participant Northrop Grumman Client Type Corporation The Official Website For added information, or with any questions, see CooperSDNetwork.com, or contact Ken via email: Ken.Cooper@CooperSD.com...

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Hughes Aircraft

Hughes Aircraft Name First Aerospace Use of SD Project Modeling Modelers Ken Cooper Client/Participant Hughes Aircraft Company Client Type Corporation The Official Website For added information, or with any questions, see CooperSDNetwork.com, or contact Ken via...

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Attrition of Staff

Attrition of Staff Name Attrition of International Seconded Staff in European Civilian Missions Modelers Paulo Gonçalves and Manuela Vender Client/Participant United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Client Type NGO The Issue You Tackled Staff attrition represents one...

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Dealer Hoarding, Sales Push and Seed Returns

Name Combined management of sales resources and sales targets to mitigate dealer hoarding and seed returns Modelers Paulo Gonçalves Contact For more information on this case, please contact Paulo Gonçalves. Client/Participant Hybrid seed supplier (e.g., Monsanto,...

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Wind Tunneling Business Strategy

Wind Tunneling Business Strategy Name “Wind Tunneling” Business Strategy for Vertex Inc with Scenario models Modelers Kevin Boettcher Client/Participant Vertex, Inc. Client Type Corporation The Issue You Tackled As an established US-based tax technology...

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HIV/AIDS Response Programs

HIV/AIDS Response Programs Name Data Driven Policy Design for HIV/AIDS Response Programs in the Ivory Coast Modelers Paulo Gonçalves, Simplice Takoubo Kamdem Client/Participant Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire President’s...

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Dell’s SupportAssist

Dell’s SupportAssist Customer Adoption Model Name Dell’s SupportAssist customer adoption model: enhancing the next generation of data-intensive support services Modelers Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Armin Ashouri Rad, Ran Xu, Sarah Mostafavi Client/Participant Dell, Inc....

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How to right-size your model

How to right-size your model I once developed a relatively compact System Dynamics model to help a major chemical company restructure their plastics business.  The model was well received by senior management but was not considered granular enough for accurately...

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Hugo Herrera

CASES KEEPER

Hugo Herrera cases@systemdynamics.org

The Cases Keeper is a Society volunteer who connects System Dynamics projects with our community. Key responsibilities include soliciting, receiving, assessing, and standardizing cases for publication on this website. The Cases Keeper reports to the VP Membership and works with the Society office. The length of the term is two years and appointment is made by the VP Marketing & Communications. Please feel free to ask any question you might have about the Case Repository.