Projecting Motorcycle Parts and Accessories Sales

Client: a large US manufacturer of motorcycles

Authors/Consultants: Homer J

For planning and strategy purposes, the company needs to be able to project parts and accessories revenues several years into the future. These revenues are generated by shipments from the factory to dealers. In the mid-1990s, these shipments became harder to project, as dealer incentives […]

Cocaine Use Prevalence Estimation and Policy Analysis

Client: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice

Authors/Consultants: Homer J

A system dynamics model reproduces a variety of national indicator data reflecting cocaine use and supply over a 15-year period and provides detailed estimates of actual underlying prevalence. Sensitivity testing clarifies the source of observed trends. Alternative scenarios with possible policy implications were […]

National Airspace System

Client: US Federal Aviation Administration

Authors/Consultants: Ventana Systems

For the US Federal Aviation Administration, Ventana developed a comprehensive National Airspace System (NAS) Strategy Simulator. The simulator provides a framework to evaluate infrastructure and regulatory strategy. To achieve realism without getting bogged down in massive detail, the model aggregates participants into communities, each acting in its […]

Climate Change and Energy

Client: National Commission on Energy Policy, Environmental Defense Fund, WAI

Authors/Consultants: Bassi AM, Yudken JS

Four industries – iron and steel, aluminum, paper and pulp, and chemicals – account for nearly half of the energy consumed by U.S. manufacturing industries and over 10 percent of total U.S. energy consumption, making them highly vulnerable to volatile […]