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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Coca-Cola Projects Future Consumers’ Choices With System Dynamics
Managers report increasing excitement to manage Coca-Cola’s brands with simulation model that allows to pinpoint specific initiatives and goals.
How to Understand Climate Change Policies with C-ROADS
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.
CDC Provides Tools for Communities to Tackle Chronic Disease
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.
Brazilian Officials Explore Educational Preventive Oral Care
System Dynamics simulation shows how a small investment in oral health education for children can increase adult teeth retention from 25% to 50%.
Mayo Clinic Saves $2M by Thinking Differently About Dosing Regimens
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.
How to Understand If You Should Work Harder or Work Smarter
A System Dynamics model sheds light on the tradeoffs of investing in short-term capabilities or long-term development.
Litton Wins $500M Settlement in Shipbuilding Project Dispute
System Dynamics sets a new standard for quantifying project cost and schedule impacts resulting from project delays, providing evidence for a case dispute.
Oslo Agency of Waste Management Studies How to Increase Recycling Rate
A System Dynamics model expands the boundaries of what to consider when discussing waste management policies and points to exceptional results.
Northrop Grumman Develops Super Hornet Selling 500+ Units at $50bn
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.
Hughes Aircraft Turns Around on “Lost Year” in Engineering Program
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.
United Missions in Kosovo Find Leverage Points to Decrease Turnover
System Dynamics model sheds light on how to reduce staff attrition focusing on staff retention instead of staff recruitment.
System Dynamics Breaks Dealer Hording and Stabilizes Seed Market
A simulation model shows how even transient targets can disrupt the seed supply chain and what managers can do reverse vicious dynamics.
Vertex Uses System Dynamics for Wind Tunneling Its Go To Market Approach
Simulation models and scenario analysis provided the necessary information for Vertex to use third parites in its market approach.
Ivory Coast Government Rethinks HIV/AIDS Funds Allocation
A mix of strategies to decrease HIV/AIDS prevalence is proposed based on a System Dynamics model.
Dell Increases Adoption of SupportAssist with Smart Strategies
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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