Nokia and VTT have developed a system dynamic model asset to solve complex process challenges. The model asset is utilized in improving product process performance and productivity. A couple of spin-off applications have been developed for specific purposes, eg, system research and process improvement as well as coaching and competence development. The Finnish Society of Automation presented their automation prize to the developers Lasse Pesonen and Simo Salminen from Nokia and Jean-Peter Ylén and Pasi Riihimäki from VTT as a recognition for remarkable R&D work on 4th September, 2007.

From left: Left to right: Simo Salminen (Nokia), Pasi Riihimäki (VTT),
From left: Left to right: Simo Salminen (Nokia), Pasi Riihimäki (VTT),

The processes in R&D depend more on people than machines thus making mathematical simulation demanding. The software developed by VTT and Nokia can be used for example for optimizing and managing processes as well as coaching. Modelling based on system dynamics has been utilized in this tool aimed at analysing and concretizing reason-consequence relationships. With this automation, system and weather theory can be applied in practice to productional, economic and social systems.

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