Emulation Modeling (EEM) Tool Set
EEM was created by the ERA™ Consortium’s
lead developer, AAC. EEM is a highly interactive
and agile tool set whose purpose is to simulate
a physical and theoretical model of an enterprise.
It is designed to complement our training courses
and to demonstrate the power of architecting.
Simulated processes include Assembly, Disassembly,
Depot repair, Inspection, WIP stockpiles, Integration
& Test, and Supply chain issues.
The model consists of "gadgets“ in
the form of color coded pegs, blocks, and boxes.
It utilizes computerized real time data acquisition
of the various parameters in the simulated enterprise
processes. This serves to expedite the analysis
of each exercise, allowing for greater value-added
time for the participants.
During the exercise, the computer interacts with
the participants providing both audio and visual
feedback. Each (individual) simulated production
process includes inputs and outputs from the computer.
Inputs to the computer include data such as process
time, quantities, etc. Outputs from the computer
are in the form of audio signals on a small speaker
and light emitting diodes.
The computer facilitates extensive data analysis,
report generation, and records a permanent record
of simulation data for future analysis. The information
recorded includes Model Configuration (Setup),
Simulation Parameters (including obstructions),
Exercise Result Data, Data Analysis, and Report
During training, we run enterprise simulations
and collect financial data to determine the effectiveness
of the various architectural approaches we experiment
Here to View the EEM Tool Set
Here to View Sample Financial Reports