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Simulation Technology - The process of using modern computer software and hardware to analyze the potential outcome of a given situation, based on known factors and the introduction of one or more variables that have the ability to influence the outcome of any given situation. This type of computer modeling is helpful in many different situations. The idea behind the creation of the simulation is to minimize the possibility of an undesirable outcome from emerging, while also uncovering factors that are likely to enhance the chances for success. Source: WiseGeek.com Simulations - The use of a mathematical or computer representation of a physical system for the purpose of studying constraint effects. http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/simulation/ Six Sigma/Lean - Seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Small Crew Management - Crew resource management (CRM) training, teaches small teams or crews how to improve communication, prioritize tasks, delegate authority, and monitor automated equipment. Smart Materials - Designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields. Smart Sensor Cameras - A smart sensor camera or intelligent sensor camera is a vision system which, in addition to image capture circuitry, is capable of extracting application-specific information from the captured images, along with generating event descriptions or making decisions that are used in an intelligent and automated system. Social Networking- The practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/social-networking Social networks - Social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook or MySpace, provide open membership where people can congregate to share information. They are an example of a decentralized network that exhibits emergent. behavior. Soft Skills - A term often associated with a person's "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people. Software - A general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers, machines, and related devices. Software and hardware Integration - The computer system integration of application and process. Spreadsheet Proficiency (i.e. Excel) - A spreadsheet is an interactive computer application for organization, analysis and storage of data in tabular form. Spreadsheets are developed as computerized simulations of paper accounting worksheets. The program operates on data represented as cells of an array, organized in rows and columns. Each cell of the array may contain either numeric or text data, or the results of formulas that automatically calculate and display a value based on the contents of other cells. SQL Programming - SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system, or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system. Statistical Analysis - Statistical analysis is a component of data analytics. In the context of business intelligence (BI), statistical analysis involves collecting and scrutinizing every single data sample in a set of items from which samples can be drawn. Statistical analysis can be broken down into five discrete steps, as follows: Describe the nature of the data to be analyzed; Explore the relation of the data to the underlying population; Create a model to summarize understanding of how the data relates to the underlying population; Prove (or disprove) the validity of the model; Run un scenarios that will help guide future actions. The goal of statistical analysis is to identify trends. Statistical Process Control - Statistical process control (SPC) is a method of quality control which uses statistical methods. SPC is applied in order to monitor and control a process. Monitoring and controlling the process ensures that it operates at its full potential. At its full potential, the process can make as much conforming product as possible with a minimum (if not an elimination) of waste (rework or scrap). Statistician - Use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields. Statistics - A branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data Strategic planning - Is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. Supervisory Skills - A supervisor's job is to establish goals and lead a team of people to achieve them. Leadership requires stepping out in front with new, creative ideas that save money, increase productivity and establish credibility and respect from employees. Supply chain - The network of all the individuals, organizations, resources, activities and technology involved in the creation and sale of a product, from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer, through to its eventual delivery to the end user. Supply Chain Management - Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods. It includes Copyright 2016 North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. ~ All rights reserved. 45