Customer-Centric Transportation Network Modeling 20.02.2015 Rene Reiter

The sphere of public transportation services in Australia is undergoing a transformation in response to a number of drivers, such as a need for inter-modal integration and widespread introduction of consumer information technologies. However, in order to better address new challenges associated with these changes one must first develop an understanding of the dynamic relationships between the way public transportation system operates and the many ways in which people use it to achieve desired mobility. The public transportation company employed PwC to develop a solution for better decision-making and problem-solving. A model was built using AnyLogic 7 as a platform to unify and animate various static data into a dynamic system of interactions. The model is based on three sources of information: network structure provided in GIS format, service timetable in tabular form and ticket sales information gathered from a variety of systems. [...]
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Predictive Analysis in a Risk-Free Environment 12.02.2015 Rene Reiter

From warehousing decisions and transportation planning, to minimizing expenses and maximizing service level, optimizing a supply chain and logistics network is a complex and multi-faceted exercise. In addition to the day-to-day challenges, prepare your organization for the unexpected; a port shutdown, trade policy changes or natural disasters. These and other unexpected events can have a devastating impact on your organization. Mitigating the impact of external factors by ensuring alternative mission-critical capability will help prepare your business to overcome such adversity. Compared to traditional methods, utilizing simulation modeling for crisis management, business continuity, cyber attacks, disaster recovery, reorganization and other “what-if” scenarios is a low-cost, relatively quick, easy-to-run solution. Simulation modeling allows you to visualize these key factors and engage decision makers to ensure your plan is as effective as possible, and that you are prepared for whatever you encounter.[...]
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Published Paper Program: 50% Discount 03.02.2015 Rene Reiter

Reminder: AnyLogic North America Published Paper Program AnyLogic's Published Paper Program rewards Universities for using the simulation modeling software for their research projects. Your department will receive 50% off the next year's maintenance for submitting a published paper to AnyLogic North America. Plus we'll share your work with the AnyLogic simulation modeling community. Rules and restrictions apply to safeguard the integrity of the program and your hard work. You can find details, submission instructions and restrictions on the AnyLogic Academic Partnership page. We are eager to read about the complex problems you are solving using AnyLogic software. By ensuring your maintenance with AnyLogic is up to date, you are guaranteed technical support and all version upgrades, and as you know, AnyLogic is constantly improving and enhancing the already superior software, so take advantage of the Published Paper Program today!
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Agent-Based Model for the Secondary Threat Resulting from a Ballistic Impact Event 30.01.2015 Rene Reiter

The process by which a high-velocity impact event leads to fire ignition onboard military vehicles is complex, influenced by the interaction of heated debris fragments and fuel spurting from ruptured tanks. Matthew J. Bova of the University of Cincinnati, Frank W. Ciarallo of Wright State University, and Raymond R. Hill of the Airforce Institute of Technology completed a proof-of-concept project involving the secondary threat resulting from a ballistic impact event using agent-based modeling in AnyLogic. Developing a complete characterization of the secondary threat resulting from a high-velocity projectile impact on the exterior of an aircraft body is of particular concern to the aircraft survivability community. Such ballistic impacts typically result in penetration of the body, generating clouds of debris fragments and releasing large quantities of thermal energy. [...]
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AnyLogic 7 in Three Days: Paperback Edition Available 28.01.2015 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, the first practical textbook on AnyLogic 7 from AnyLogic developers, is now available in paperback through Amazon.com. The book is written by Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training at AnyLogic and the author of AnyLogic documentation and AnyLogic training courses. Consider this your first step to learning AnyLogic software. The book is structured around three examples: a consumer market model, an epidemiology model and an airport model. Some theory behind all three modeling methods is also provided, but if you are looking for a deeper dive into the methodologies, check out The Big Book of Simulation Modeling by Andrei Borshchev, The AnyLogic Company CEO. You'll find AnyLogic 7 in Three Days to be the perfect accompaniment to the FREE Personal Learning Edition (PLE) of AnyLogic software. Whether you are a commercial user, student, or professor teaching AnyLogic in the classroom, let this be your guide.
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Simulation Modeling Based on Routine Healthcare Data 23.01.2015 Rene Reiter

Decisions made by health care professionals require tools for planning, testing and assessment of new technologies or interventions. The complex structures, interactions and processes involved in health care, make change and innovation an ongoing challenge. Patrick Einzinger and Christoph Urach from DWH Simulation Services and Vienna University of Technology in partnership with the Austrian Association of Social Insurances (AASI) were given an opportunity to analyze public data for the purpose of critical future decision making. The AASI assembled routine care data upon reimbursement of heath care providers, which includes drugs prescribed, services rendered and diagnosis. Typical statistics and mathematical modeling were considered as a tool to analyze the data, but simulation was chosen to ensure the mass amount of data could be fully utilized, thus increasing the accuracy of the analysis and results. [...]
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FREE Personal Learning Edition...AnyLogic PLE 12.01.2015 Rene Reiter

In celebration of the New Year, we are excited to announce AnyLogic PLE, the FREE Personal Learning Edition of AnyLogic software! AnyLogic PLE is the ideal opportunity for students, professors, and employees, to utilize the most advanced simulation and modeling software on the market that offers limitless solutions to your complex industry challenges. We developed this version for educational purposes which makes AnyLogic software readily available to academic institutions and individuals wishing to teach, learn and explore…for FREE! The Personal Leaning Edition (PLE) is available now, at no charge, and includes all the basic functionalities of AnyLogic 7.1.[...]
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Case Study: Major US Airline decides NOT to Charge Additional Fees 30.12.2014 Rene Reiter

A major U.S. airline was facing a situation where opportunities to extend the existing strategy were limited, coupled with an increasing cost structure due to competition, commodity prices, and acquisition integration activities. The airline began to explore several options to generate new profits through ancillary products or changes to existing policies and was under intense pressure from board members, Wall Street and various analysts to do so. PwC, the world’s second largest professional services network, was employed by the Airline to model the predicted impact of the client’s ticket market share and company brand sentiment after introducing new products or policy changes.[...]
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AnyLogic 7.1 Demo: Linking Maps and Simulation 24.12.2014 Rene Reiter

Supporting all three modeling methods, AnyLogic is the most functional software on the market. With the new GIS map features, its capabilities are beyond your expectations. Watch this video to see how easy you can build a transportation model with GIS maps in AnyLogic 7.1. The simple click by click instructions begin with building a flow chart, finding a city via the built in search engine and sending a truck from San Francisco to Phoenix, no coding needed! Search for pharmacies, stores, bus stops and more, then convert the objects in to model markup elements in just two clicks. Plus zoom and pan can be used while building and running the model. You can view these and a detailed description of all features available in AnyLogic 7.1, on our website.
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WinterSim Conference 2014 - Great Success! 17.12.2014 Rene Reiter

Last week, a dedicated community of simulation and modeling advocates and experts gathered at WinterSim 2014, in beautiful Savannah, GA. The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors (WinterSim.org, 2014). AnyLogic received a tremendous welcome from the WSC community at our two hour Vendor workshop on Sunday December 7th. Sixty plus joined Nikolay Churkov, Head of Development and Tom Baggio, Sr. Solutions Architect to learn more about our newest version, 7.1 and the relevant GIS capabilities.[...]
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RunTheModel.com is Up and "Running" Again! 10.12.2014 Rene Reiter

If you have the latest version of Java plugin installed in your browser, you are able to run all of the models on runthemodel.com once again…enjoy! In past few months you may have experienced difficulties running models, receiving an error message that the application was blocked due to security settings. This was due to Oracle, the Java developer, changing security policies, but the problem has been solved and all applets can be run. If you are unfamiliar with RunTheMOdel.com, it is a free model hosting website for AnyLogic users which allows you to export models as Java applets (detailed video instructions can be found at AnyLogic.com). [...]
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AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager: Live Demonstration 09.12.2014 Rene Reiter

Recently, Timofey Popkov, Director of Business Development at The AnyLogic Company held a “Simulation Modeling for Logistics Optimization” workshop in Berlin, Germany, covering a range of topics from general benefits of simulation modeling and the various business uses, to how simulation modeling can improve a logistics network and a live demonstration of how it works. Beginning with an explanation of what simulation and modeling software solutions mean for various business challenges (streamline business processes, analyze consumer behavior, prevent bottle necks, optimize supply chains, etc.), the workshop videos also display a comprehensive look into simulation modeling specifically for the logistics network.[...]
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Utilizing Real-World Data and Multimethod Modeling to Battle Food Insecurity 05.12.2014 Rene Reiter

A Major Consulting Firm Serving an International Civil Agency chose AnyLogic to evaluate solutions to developing countries potential food insecurity issues. Food security is a complex sustainable development issue, linked to health through malnutrition, but also to sustainable economic development, environment, and trade. Issues such as whether households get enough food, how it is distributed within the household and whether that food fulfills the nutrition needs of all members of the household is an ongoing problem in developing countries. [...]
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Kuehne+Nagel Increase Equipment Utilization from 58% to 94% 01.12.2014 Rene Reiter

Kuehne+Nagel, a leading global provider of logistics solutions assisted a large warehouse in finding the best algorithm for multi-order picking. The large warehouse processes approximately 13,000 orders or 750 picking cartons per day. Eight cartons are positioned on each trolley, but only four can be filled simultaneously due to weighing scales used to increase order picking accuracy. This and random carton placement along the pickers route means a strict algorithm is necessary for building optimal picking tours.
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AnyLogic Conference 2014, Thank You for Attending! 21.11.2014 Rene Reiter

Last week, AnyLogic supporters gathered in San Francisco, CA for the annual AnyLogic Conference, a two-day event geared toward innovative projects, business solutions, and networking with experts in the field of simulation and modeling. A sincere thank you goes out to the AnyLogic Community that has proven once again to have a passion and forward thinking motivation to solve various complex challenges all over the globe with AnyLogic software. The goal of the AnyLogic Conference program is to provide attendees with a wide variety of industry presentations which encourages a cooperative and educational environment. Review the 2014 Conference presentation slides, available now at AnyLogic.com and stay tuned for the complete video presentation coming soon to the AnyLogic YouTube channel. [...]
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2014's Premier Networking Event is Just Around the Corner 29.10.2014 Rene Reiter

The 2014 AnyLogic Conference will be held at The Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel, less than a mile from the INFORMS venues at 50 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94103, USA in the Franciscan Ballroom. AnyLogic Simulation and Modeling software is utilized by globally recognized organizations to ensure better, more profitable decision making. Annually, these organizations gather to showcase their accomplishments at The AnyLogic Conference. The Conference also provides a valuable networking opportunity with like-minded, innovative AnyLogic users. Join us for for hors d'oeuvres,cocktails, and to meet with Presenters, Attendees, and AnyLogic Team Members! Presenting Organizations Include...
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AnyLogic 7 Training in the NEW Chicago Office 23.10.2014 Rene Reiter

On Day three of the AnyLogic 7 training course, attendees are looking forward to finishing up their pedestrian model, building an airport model, and working with the instructor, Scott Hebert on their own modeling projects. The intense three day course agenda covers multimethod modeling and simulation, both by theory and demonstration, getting attendees familiar with the AnyLogic software model development environment. In honor of the first course in the NEW AnyLogic North America office, we held a reception at the end of day two in the Civic Opera Lounge on the 15th floor. Attendees took this opportunity to network and enjoy the company of their classmates and the AnyLogic North America team. The new office is located in Suite 2044 of the Civic Opera Building at 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606. Whether you are a student striving to impress faculty with your upcoming thesis, or a business using AnyLogic to optimize, streamline and run “what if” scenarios, the AnyLogic 7 Training Program is the best place to start. Ilya Grigoryev, Head of Training Services made it his top priority to update the training content ensuring a world class program upon the release of AnyLogic 7, our newest version. Now is the best time to sign up for a course and become familiar with AnyLogic 7 capabilities. [...]
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AnyLogic 7.1 Released! 17.10.2014 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic is proud to announce the release of our newest version, AnyLogic 7.1 for Windows, which continues to expand functionality and simplify the model building process. Version 7.1 boasts various major improvements from GIS implementation and updated Icons, to Java8 and automatic “Agent type” substitution. What does this mean for you? [...]
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