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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Issue #8: How IE Will Save the TSA
Airports (and their challenges) are something most of us are all too familiar with. Finding solutions to long lines at security checkpoints, boarding procedures, flight delays and baggage handling issues are things you may have contemplated while experiencing them first-hand.
In this issue we share some insights into how to simulation can be used to address these challenges and deliver higher levels of service.
Yet this is not just about airports. There is a lot to be learned from these issues that have significant value for a wide range of organizations.
Issue #7: Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Enviroment
Chances are you’re no stranger to omni-channel service – almost every company engages its customers through multiple channels, from phone to web. This new dynamic in customer service has created new challenges.
In this issue we share some insights into how to overcome these challenges and deliver the highest level of service.
Issue #6: High Speed Packaging and the Benefits of Simulation
Companies with high speed processes, like packaging and bottling operations have long-benefited from simulation. In recent years, the technology to support these types of operations has advanced significantly. With these advances comes an even greater need for simulation to support design and operating decisions.
In this issue we share some insights into how simulation can be used to drive more value from high-speed operations, like packaging.
Issue #5: Driving Change with Simulation
Developing a good simulation model is really only half the battle. Often the biggest hurdle comes when you try to convince your organization to make the changes necessary to improve how things work.
In this issue we share some insights into how to overcome these challenges as well as some insights into making sure your model is giving realistic results.
Issue #4: Agent Based Modeling with Arena
Lots of attention has been given to agent based simulation problems. At the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Dr. Averill Law stated that agent based is just a special case of discrete event simulation. We couldn't agree more.
In this issue we share some insights into how Arena can be used to solve agent based problems.