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National Energy Council Workshop on SD

SEMS Laboratory is developing a model to evaluate the energy impact on land transportation strategy for the Dewan Energi Nasional (DEN – National Energy Council). The model is based on System Dynamics, therefore we kick off the model development by conducting an introductory one-day workshop on System Dynamics Modeling.

Our researcher, Aziiz Sutrisno, lead the workshop aims to give a foundation for the council’s expert to understand the SD “engine” of the model.

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SEMS Research Start Briefs 2014

With the new research assistants on board and the start of new semester, SEMS created a new activity to help jumpstart the research activities of our new 12 junior researchers.

The activity is focusing on how to develop their research into paper, research writing tips and the logic of how a good paper should be presented.

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An Indonesian System Thinking Book

Mr. Akhmad Hidayatno has published a book title Systems Thinking: A Way of Thinking for a Better Understanding of Complex Problems, In Indonesian. The primary book purpose is to introduce the systems approach thinking to local communities, because not many book on systems thinking were publish in Indonesian.

Buku Akhmad Hidayatno

The book consist of 8 chapter that covers from systems definition, thinking definition, systems thinking, mental models, problem solving with systems thinking, and quantitative support for system thinking. A special chapter also discuss about how to teach system thinking based on the author experience in facilitating “Systems Thinking” mandatory course in Industrial Engineering Master Program. When asked to explains about the book, Pak Akhmad explains:

“In this Indonesian Language books, I introduce a new definition of Systems Thinking that is based on the combination of DeBono Thinking Concepts to Properties of System. A new unique nickname of “De BATIk” served as a memory jogger for the properties of system: multi-dimentions, boundaries, goals, holistic (emergent properties) and interconnections. As you probably know, Batik is a traditional design pattern of clothes in Indonesia, recognized by UNESCO. System thinking means asking groups of questions using De BATIk to improve our understanding of system.

Based on these two combination, I also proposed a 5 steps of problem solving using system thinking.”

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Launching OMG and IPOMS Gathering 2013

The Operation Management Game (OMG!) was designed to help managers and leaders learn about various operations management aspects in a simulated production line. OMG is an example of Serious Simulation Games (SSG), which is games of real-world systems designed for the purpose of learning, research, and problem solving. In SSG, participants are immersed in a simulated learning environment that is risk free and challenging. This environment creates an ideal place to test decisions and learn from the feedbacks without costly disruptions of the real systems.

OMG! is one of many SSG products developed at our laboratory: Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation (SEMS Lab), Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. We currently focus on building SSG that covers problems in supply chain management, industrial management, and technology policy. Some of these products are the kontainer game, financial management game, BIEOND Biodiesel Industry Policy Simulator, Franchise Management Game, Reverse Logistics Simulator and many other SSG. Almost all of our SSGs were developed using various computer simulation technology, as SEMS lab core competency.

During an IPOMS (Indonesian Production and Operations Management Society) Gathering, we launched the OMG by playing the game with all the participant gathering. The game was a success and wait for our book that will be published to explain about the game and how your organizations can easily develop and implement the game itself. SEMS has copyrighted the game and planned to just give the concept and design for the public to use it for free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Prototyping OMG for IPOMS Event on April 17: Getting in the Game

SEMS with Indonesian Production and Operation Management Society IPOMS are collaborating to conducting an event in 17 April 2013 as part of IPOMS Gathering Week. The one day event is named as Getting Into the Games, in which we are explaining about how serious games can help companies to gather and distribute knowledge by increasing their learning effectiveness.

For this event we will be delivering our new Serious Simulation Games, the Operations Management Game OMG.

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Now, we are still fine tuning the game, which the manual of the game will be given to the the workshop participants, if they want to apply it in the organization.

SEMS invite you in this event, and you could send email to simgames@ipoms.web.id on how to register. Seats are limited and special discounts available for IPOMS member

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