SME-SIM Launches in DCU

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March 2013 saw the launch of a new and innovative project, SME-SIM in DCU Business School.

Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the Modelling and Simulation Research Group are conducting advanced industry-focused research into business simulation techniques which will be of benefit to small to medium manufacturing companies in Ireland and internationally.

The research will involve in-depth research into the needs and issues of SME manufacturing companies in relation to their business processes, with the project outcome focused on building a business simulation software tool which will effectively facilitate manufacturing SMEs in solving some of their key manufacturing issues and improving their business.

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James is a Senior Researcher in the Dublin City University Business School. Prior to this he worked as a Specialist Researcher for SAP Research. His research interests include Web and Cloud based simulation, supply chain management, and discrete event simulation. In the past he has collaborated with a number of academic and industrial partners. He holds a B.Tech in Information Technology and Telecommunications, an M.Tech in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Ph.D from the University of Limerick. His Ph.D is in the area of Web based simulation applied to contract costing for outsourcing enterprises.