While The Big Lean Simulation Library, LLC was not legally formed until early 2015, I started planning the models and laying the groundwork for it on September 15, 2014.
The first step was to find the software I would use, so most of that day was spent downloading trial versions of simulation software and reading license agreements. The hard part was finding one where I could distribute the models without forcing my customers to spend $10K on a simulation software license to view them. A short time later I found JammSim. Because I was allowed to distribute it for free (as long as I followed the rules of the license agreement), that meant my customers could run my models without buying additional software.
Life is good.
Here is a list of where our site visitors come from (descending order). I was not surprised by the distribution, but I was surprised by the shear number of countries and locations represented. I do not plan to do any projects in Nepal, for example, but it is good to know our simulations and videos may have been useful to someone there.
Keep in mind this is for this webpage only. It does not include our YouTube channel or external sites that offer our materials such as JaamSim or Statex.
Hong Kong SAR China
United Arab Emirates
Trinidad & Tobago
Congo – Kinshasa
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
Antigua & Barbuda
Isle of Man
(Note: The map and country list are from the WordPress.com Stats page.)
We do not accept Bitcoin for payment.
Our friends at JaamSim.com report continued healthy interest in the free download of the Lean Simulation Library (both models and videos). You can also view the videos only from Statex hub, who made them available to their viewers.
If you have set up a distribution site for our models or videos, please let us know!
If you do a search for “Lean Simulation”, the number one hit is the Lean Simulations blog by Martin Boersema. This is a very popular and probably the most comprehensive site to get information about free Lean simulation training materials. So we are thrilled that Martin has announced the free version of our library on the front page of his website.
We welcome Martin and all of his readers! Enjoy!
The Big Lean Simulation Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
You may download all required materials from our friends at JaamSim: http://jaamsim.com/downloads.html (scroll to the bottom half of the page).
If you wish to add a download for your customers on your website, feel free to do so. Just be sure to read all licensing material in the Instructor’s Guide.
Also note that only paid customers are entitled to receive technical support. Contact us for information on becoming a paid customer, receiving customized training and materials, or having your Lean projects modeled.
In January, our URL will change to TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.wordpress.com.
In the meantime, TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.wordpress.com and TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.com will both work.
Starting January 22, TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.com will no longer work.