BUSINESS SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING NOV 2014
The System Dynamics Society India Chapter organized the first of a series of one-day seminars on Business Systems Modeling at one of India’s leading universities, the O.P Jindal Business School (JBS) in New Delhi, India. The seminar was conducted by Society members Karan Khosla (EarthSafe Enterprises) with support from Dr. Saroj Koul (Dean of Supply Chain and Logistics at JBS); it was attended by experienced mid-career professionals from across India, studying at various management programmes at the Jindal Business School.
The programme’s focus was on building management flight simulators for strategic business planning. Two models were built and analysed: the first model demonstrated how delays in human resource supply chains impact project profitability; the second demonstrated how common marketing strategies for durable products can be captured and explored using a simple diffusion model. The seminars to follow in early 2015 will focus on creating SD based management flight simulators to capture processes related to production, marketing, and accounting. For more information on the India Chapter, and all other System Dynamics Society Chapters, please visit http://chapters.systemdynamics.org/
2013: MODELING DISEASES WORKSHOP (WOTR)
This is to bring to your attention that WOTR, a premier institution in the field of Ecosystem-based Watershed Development and Climate Change Adaptation, is conducting a Certificate Course in “Modelling the Diseases” from 12th to 15thNov 2013 in Pune.
WOTR's projects cover 6 states in India and benefit over a million lives. We are a Capacity Building and Support Agency as well as a Direct Project Implementer. We request you to kindly nominate yourself, team/staff for the above training programme from your organization and share this information with your partner organizations too.
2013 SDS ANNUAL CONFERENCE
A number of Indian participants attended the 2013 International System Dynamics Society Conference, in Cambridge, Massachusetts; contributing models analyzing issues dealing with institutional management, agriculture, and manufacturing.
2012 INDIA CHAPTER CONFERENCE
Brief Summary of Second Annual Conference 19-20 March 2012
The Second Annual SDS Conference of the SDS India Chapter was held from the 19th to the 20th of March 2012 in Pune, Maharasthra, in partnership with Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research. Over the course of the two days, participants from across the country shared their work in operations research, transport policy, urban planning, supply chain optimization and business strategy. On the 19th of March, during the parallel sessions, Dr. Anupam Saraph offered an afternoon mentoring session for various modeling projects and Karan Khosla offered a tutorial on modeling with VENSIM. On the 20th of March, a special session was conducted on commemorating 40 years of the publication of Limits to Growth – one of the most influential books on environmental policy that was based on a System Dynamic Model.
2011 INDIA CHAPTER CONFERENCE
Over the course of the two-day conference, fourteen presentations were made along with post--session tutorials on systems modeling provided by Dr. Anupam Saraph (Former CIO, Pune City) and Mr. Karan Khosla (CEO EarthSafe Enterprises, Council Member SDS India Chapter). Various participants including Dr. Santosh Prushty (IIM Shillong), Dr. Saroj Koul (Jindal Business School) and Dr. Veeredrak Rai (TCS) demonstrated various frameworks for designing intelligent systems and frameworks for problem solving at an organizational level. Dr Anupam Saraph, strategy advisor and council member of the System Dynamics Society India Chapter, highlighted several System Dynamics interventions he has undertaken over the last two decades, and also highlighted the use of SD for helping organizations to bring about change in a focused way.
Many presentations also focused on the relevance of system dynamics to environmental and socio–economic issues. Mr. Kalyan Tanksale (Research Consultant, IIT CTARA) and Dr. Peter Hovmand (Washington University) demonstrated how system dynamics can be used at the village level to help communities come together to understand resource issues and livelihood opportunities. Mr. Sushil Bajpai, CEO of WOTR took the opportunity to launch at the conference, two recently developed simulation "Games" aimed at helping grass root communities understand the issues related resource management: "Water Budgeting" and "Transformations: a rural community simulator".