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2nd Asia-Pacific Region System Dynamics Conference

APSDC 2017 The 2nd Asia-Pacific Region System Dynamics Conference of the System Dynamics Society were held at UTown, National University of Singapore. The theme for this conference is Charting a Path to a Humane and Sustainable Future: Asia’s Leadership Role. The conference brought together various disciplines that have been using Systems Thinking, System Dynamics and Systems Engineering approach in understanding and solving problems. The conference seeks to popularize and extend systems thinking and System Dynamics modelling in the Asia-Pacific Region by facilitating interactions between practitioners from the region and around the world, introducing newcomers to the field, and keeping practitioners aware of current developments.

It brought together so many practitioners in the regions, including group of Indonesian SD practitioners. We hope that in the future, we could establish an Indonesia Chapter of System Dynamics, since currently Indonesia falls into the Australasian Chapters and newly established ASEAN Chapter.

SEMS Lab presented 2 papers in this event that falls in the strategy group of papers.

These are the excerpt of the papers presented by SEMS Lab

1. System Dynamics Approach in Managing Turnover Problem in Profesional Service Firms

Authors: Arry Destyanto, Armand Moeis, Akhmad Hidayatno, Mohammad Rizky Nur Iman

Talented human resources is one of the key factors in a firm’s success to maintain its competitive advantage in the global era. The rising trend of turnover is causing firms to rethink their strategy in maintaining their talented human resource. This issue challenges firms especially that rely on talented human resource such as professional service firms. Turnover has direct and indirect negative impact for firms. Previous researches had been conducted research to understand the underlying problem that causes turnover, and the strategy to overcome it. This research calls for a modeling structure of the turnover phenomena using a system dynamics approach, which can also be used to simulate various strategy. The output of the model is a recommendation of strategy that is most effective and has the best return on investment for organization. The results of simulation study will be discussed at the end of the paper.

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2. Scenario Planning using System Dynamics for Reducing Uncertainty on Managing Employee Turnover

Authors: Akhmad Hidayatno, Arry Destyanto, Armand Moeis, Mohammad Rizky Nur Iman

In order to maintain the competitiveness of an organization in the global competition era, the presence of qualified human resources has become one of the key factors. Unlike product quality, qualified human resources have the capacity and talents that are not easy to replicate. Therefore, researchers and practitioners have been looking for the best strategy to manage turnover in an organization. However, the problem with turnover is that it has become more dynamic and changes along time, causing for uncertainties in the impact of the strategy implemented. This research will show how ‘scenario planning’ is used in a system dynamics model to minimize the level of uncertainties. The scenarios generated are not limited to the changes in assumptions, but also includes alternatives of trends that may happen in the future (plausible scenario). This paper focuses on discussing the process of generating and testing the plausible scenarios to the model. The implication of the scenarios is also compared to the initial output of the model.

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Congratulations to New SEMS Graduates 2014

Department of Industrial Engineering UI have confirmed more than 50 students for bachelor or master degree of Industrial Engineering in 2014. SEMS Lab itself has 9 new bachelors of engineering and 3 new masters of engineering  SEMS also wants to say congratulation for all new bachelors and masters of industrial engineering for their contribution so far in improving SEMS research. Those masters of engineering from SEMS are :

  • Arry Rahmawan ST., MT.
  • Candra Bangun Wiguna ST., MT.
  • Tubagus Ahmad Chair Chaulan ST., MT.

And those of bachelors of engineering from SEMS are :

  • Alvin Goputra ST.
  • Andreas Yanuar Hanaekan Nainggolan ST.
  • Aqmayrina ST.
  • Dian Widayanti ST.
  • Gede Arya Satya Dharma ST.
  • Laras Putri Paramarta ST.
  • Ramadhianto Agung Wibowo ST.
  • Santo Freddy ST.
  • Wulan Maulidiah ST.

Those Research Assistants (RA) focused on many topics such as port/maritime logistic, airport optimization, risk management, employee’s turnover in company, etc. Port logistic discussed about port terminal productivity and shipping route analysis. Besides seaport, SEMS also developed research in airport such as gate scheduling and virtual queuing. This year, SEMS laboratory tries to focus on actual condition in the real world. That’s why SEMS developed research about risk management, employee’s turnover in company, and projection of energy demand in inland transportation.

Our RA also took one of transportation projects in DKI Jakarta to become our research which is Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta. In this research they were calculating energy consumption and carbon emission in MRT operation and designing ticket system (smart-card based) of MRT. All RA have passed final presentation that were held in the end of June 2014.


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SEMS Recruitment 2014

As part of the regeneration process, SEMS conducted new recruitment for the new class of SEMS Lab Assistant (LA). All the new candidates of LA was instructed to solve a very simple case problems of “How many chickens are needed for the famous fried chicken joint near campus?”

Within 15 minutes, all candidates must prepare a short presentation using an A2 paper, which show the logic and answer for this problems.

After praying break on the evening, 10 Candidates were deemed passed. They are : Adi Putra, Ayudya, Rachel, Reza, Steven, Tara, Wimala, Zaki,  Rizky Nur Iman dan Marshal Bagus.

Congratulations to all of you, and we are waiting for you to contribute to the development of SEMS Lab.

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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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