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Issue #18: Taking the Uncertainty out of Planning and Scheduling

An Old Danish proverb says, “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”  Yet, businesses rely upon predictions and forecasts to make decisions each and every day - for better or for worse.

In this issue we show how to take uncertainty out of planning and scheduling.

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Issue #17: Managing Variability in Supply Chain

Time is our most precious commodity, and wasting even the smallest amount can be detrimental to your business.  Disruptions in a supply chain create a ripple effect that costs time, disruptions, and headaches.  Since variability is inevitable in most supply chains, we have to learn to best manage and plan for that uncertainty. 

In this issue we share how Arena is being used to plan for the uncertainty inherent in any supply chain.

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Issue #16: Giving Back Patient Hours in Cancer Treatment

Almost everyone has been impacted in some way by cancer – in the USA, more than 15 million people alive have had some type of cancer. Innovative organizations are developing cutting edge therapies to improve the cancer treatment and survivorship. Organizations track patient hours as a metric for quality. In an already stressful experience for cancer patients and family, every hour given back to a patient is priceless.

In this issue we share how Arena is being used to give back patient hours in innovative cancer research centers.

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Issue #15: How Arena is Changing the Game

In 1789 Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  

We like to say, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except bigger data and more complex systems.” Arena 15 provides an open world to manage those new certainties.

In this issue we show how the latest technology available in Arena is allowing us to solve new problems faster.

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Issue #14: IE Spotlight - Lessons from IE’s in the Workplace

Young engineers are full of ambition and excitement, ready to take on the world. But with age comes wisdom and the experience that you gain in the first few years of your job is invaluable. 

In this issue, we share some tips on how young engineers can leverage their ambition and excitement to be more sucessful in the workplace.

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Issue #13:  Is Seasonality Impacting Your Production?

Making a production plan and checking it twice, gonna find out what’s naughty and nice…

Did you know that 90% of gift wrap sales occur in a 90-day window?  Simulation has been used to determine the best method of designing systems and the optimal scheduling procedures for operating those systems.

In this issue you will learn how leading organizations plan for seasonality in their pursuit of efficiency.

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Issue #12:  Six Things You Need To Know About Arena v15

The response to our release of Arena v15 is astounding. Users with 20+ years of experience have expressed their excitement to reduce modeling time by days/weeks, and new users are diving into more complex problems more quickly. What’s all the fuss about? We share 6 Things You Need to Know about Arena v15 below. A special thank you to our Premier Partner, SimWell. The SimWell team has put their experience into short instructional videos for the Arena community to learn how to apply some of the new features in Arena v15.

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Issue #11:  The Next Generation of Simulation:  Arena v15

“The response to the new capabilities in Arena v15 has been incredible. The challenges that our customers are facing today are larger and more complex than any in history, and Arena v15 enables us to solve problems that weren’t possible before.” - Rob Kranz, Director & General Manager of Arena

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Issue #10: Digging Up Cost Savings with Simulation

The mining of minerals and coal have been cyclic industries for over a century with global periods of boom and bust. During the last 5 years a number of factors have combined to change the dynamics within the industry.  With significantly reduced product pricing, volume alone is no longer a sure route to profit.  

In this issue leading mining simulation experts from every corner of the globe share their insights about the value of simulation in today's economic climate.

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Issue #9: Eliminating Waste with Lean Simulation

Lean is about teams and organizations working together in the continuous pursuit of perfection (even if we never quite get there). Improvement means change, which therefore means risk, as we might try something that doesn’t work (or has side effects). Too many organizations create overly-cautious leaders who make employees afraid to try anything new because they might stumble or fail. Lean gives us mindsets and tools to minimize the risks involved with change while moving progress forward.

- Mark Graban

In this issue you will learn lean how leaders minimize risk in their pursuit of perfect.

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