Combining case study and simulation in logistics research

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Abstract

Using case study methods as well as empirical quantitative-based simulation methods are becoming increasingly common in the logistics discipline. However, rare signs of efforts of combining these are to be found in the logistics literature. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the further development of case study and simulation methods in logistics research and practice by presenting and discussing the concept of combining case study and simulation methods. Combining case study and simulation into a multimethod study allows the researcher to harmonise the weaknesses and assess the relative strengths of the various methods. It is concluded in this paper that combining case study and simulation makes it possible to elucidate underlying processes and illustrate a greater depth to the investigation by using the case study method, and at the same time defining and predicting the behaviour and performance of the process or system using simulation. Another valuable benefit is the opportunity for triangulation between the methods and between the different data sets collected in the studies.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Annan maskinteknik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor265-271
StatusPublished - 2004
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang9th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL), 2004 - Bangalore, Indien
Varaktighet: 2004 jul 112004 jul 14
Konferensnummer: 9

Konferens

Konferens9th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL), 2004
LandIndien
OrtBangalore
Period2004/07/112004/07/14