Supply Chain Model Using Agent Based Simulation- Live Demonstration 23.04.2014 Rene Reiter

Managing a supply chain requires complex analysis and strategic planning. Modeling and simulation with AnyLogic software allows you to stress your system and optimize strategies – all in a virtual environment. An example supply chain model was demonstrated live by Andrei Borchshev, CEO of The AnyLogic Company and is also available for you to run on www.runthemodel.com. This model of a supply network, comes with an Adaptive Supply Chain tool. It is US-wide and consists of part suppliers, producers, distributors and retailers whose properties can be viewed and edited with just one click. For example, the stationary (s,S) inventory policy applies throughout the whole supply chain, but you can change both the “order point” and the “order up to” level of any individual object. [...]
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What's New in AnyLogic 7? Support of "pull" protocol 16.04.2014 Rene Reiter

In the third edition of “What’s New in AnyLogic 7?” I am excited to explain the capability of AnyLogic 7’s new Process Modeling Library, to support the “pull” protocol of working with entities. Start by taking a look at the simple model below, built in AnyLogic 6, a conveyor that begins with a service point. The entity on the conveyor has to free the space set by the distance between entities parameter, for the new entity to enter the conveyor. The conveyor cannot receive the next entity until the first one moves.
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What’s new in AnyLogic 7? Usability Improvements 09.04.2014 Rene Reiter

For the 2nd edition of the “What’s New in AnyLogic” blog, I would like to share with you one of the main priorities for our development team during their work on the new version. This most exciting advancement is around product usability. The new version contains many upgrades that fundamentally improve the modeling process in AnyLogic software. These enhancements make your everyday modeling easier, with fewer clicks, less typing and less time spent repeating actions. First, we tried to cut down on the amount of code you have to type while building a model. For example, now elements can be chosen by using drop-down lists, which significantly accelerates the workflow. To make a reference in a logical object (for example, Queue or Delay block) to a graphical object (for example, path, node, area), you only need to click on the object in the Graphical Editor. This allows for two quicker and easier ways to set links between elements.
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AnyLogic 7.0.1 Released! 01.04.2014 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic 7.0.1 is now available for download on our website. The updated version includes bug fixes, stability improvements and minor enhancements in functionality. You’re in luck! If your maintenance agreement was active upon the major release of version 7.0, you are eligible to download the updated version 7.0.1.
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What's New in AnyLogic 7? User Interface 25.03.2014 Rene Reiter

What’s new in AnyLogic 7? You can get a brief overview of all the new features at www.anylogic.com, or check out our blog posts which will offer an in depth look at individual features. In this blog, you will become familiar with the new User Interface, which even at first glance looks transformed. Continue reading, and see what changes have been made, and why these changes make working in AnyLogic even simpler. The first thing you will notice when you launch AnyLogic 7, after the new logo and graphics, is the renewed positioning of workspace elements. The default settings place palletes on the left side of the screen and properties on the right side while, console and problems tabs are hidden.
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AnyLogic System Simulation at the Heart of Gojii 18.03.2014 Rene Reiter

Gojii, developed by DecisioTech is an advanced analytics solution powered with an AnyLogic simulation engine. The concept behind Gojii is a management strategy tool that helps firms make good inventory policy decisions in the face of uncertain demand. Traditional forecasting is subject to past decisions, product positioning and current actions, often times producing unrealistic results and lacking opportunity cost calculations. Gojii does not replace any part of the operations tool set, but rather changes the mindset from a forecasting, to an opportunity mindset. The unique tool uses a system simulation model to calculate the cost curve at every point in time and allows comprehension of the feedback relationship between supply decisions and the market response over time.
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Manufacturing Simulation Model – Live Demonstration 13.03.2014 Rene Reiter

The manufacturing process is complex and can be impacted by many factors: supplies, equipment, factory overhead, management styles, etc. The more variables there are, the greater the possibility of disruption to the smooth operations of an industrial unit. The many factors that influence manufacturing costs and procedures can be analyzed with the use of AnyLogic Simulation and Modeling software. Decisions regarding manufacturing development, optimization, or reorganization can be costly while the potential benefits are often hard to justify prior to implementation. Simulation modeling is widely used in manufacturing for various problems from intermediate process optimization to strategic management. View this live demonstration of an Autoclave Aerated Concrete Factory where application of various storages and equipment pieces are showcased. Andrei Borshchev, CEO of The AnyLogic Company displays the internal components of the models development environment including the building process capabilities, available statistics and the option for 3D animation.
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Agent Based Models Trending at WinterSim 2013 06.03.2014 Rene Reiter

Industry leaders are realizing the benefits of Agent Based Modeling with AnyLogic software. In the dynamic and complex market environments of telecommunications, insurance, epidemiology, and healthcare, consumers make choices based on the characteristics of the consumers themselves and other factors that are best captured by the agent based modeling paradigm. Individual-centric data from Customer Relationship Management systems can be used to parameterize the model agents. The number of papers published for WinterSim 2013 using Agent Based Models nearly doubled from that of 2012. See how industry leaders are putting CRM, ERP and other big data to work using Agent Based Models.[...]
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The Big Book of Simulation Modeling, Multimethod Modeling with AnyLogic 6- Reviews! 25.02.2014 Rene Reiter

The Big Book of Simulation Modeling reviews are in and the results are outstanding! Requests have been flooding in for the only book that comprehensively presents all three methods, or paradigms, in simulation modeling: Agent Based, System Dynamics, and Discrete Event. By Hamid R. Darabi – “Wonderful!” January 2, 2014 “I bought the book the moment it was online on Amazon. There are a lot of choices you should make during developing a new model and you can learn the consequence of each from the father of AnyLogic. A must read for anyone who is serious about simulation and modeling using AnyLogic.” By Talal3439 - February 11, 2014 “In my opinion AnyLogic is the best simulation platform. If you are using Anylogic, this is the book that you need.” By Amazon Customer – “Excellent!” February 7, 2014 “Excellent book, must-read for AnyLogic computer modeling software users. Covers practical development of lot of models and modelling approaches.” [...]
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Healthcare Decision-Support by Hybrid Simulation – Mobile Stroke Units 18.02.2014 Rene Reiter

The University of Erlangen-Nuremburg Computer Networks and Communication Systems group specializes in the simulation of large-scaled complex systems such as healthcare, automotive, industry and energy. One of the latest projects concerned the possibility and location of Mobile Stroke Units (MSU’s) due to the increase of stroke victims in an aging population. A stroke is typically caused by Thrombosis and should be treated with thrombolysis. Stroke causes severe disability and produces high costs for care and rehab if not treated quickly.
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AnyLogic 7 Released! 31.01.2014 Rene Reiter

Making the best tool even better...welcome to AnyLogic 7. AnyLogic7 is released! After a very successful Beta program, AnyLogic 7 is available to the general public for upgrade or purchase. Our development team worked diligently listening to our customers and incorporating new features, enhancements, functionality, and customer recommendations into our latest release. Congratulations to the team for their tremendous work.
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AnyLogic North America Announces a 40% Sales Increase in 2013! 24.01.2014 Rene Reiter

The requirement for modeling and simulation across the entire business lifecycle and the ever increasing demand for AnyLogic software is clear. AnyLogic North Americas’ expanded customer base and retention of longtime business partners has laid the foundation for significant improvement as well as tremendous excitement surrounding the newest version, AnyLogic 7. The AnyLogic Company will continue its pursuit of being the superior modeling and simulation tool available to the market by meeting and exceeding their customers’ needs, including complex decision making and problem solving in a variety of industries.
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GIS Alternatives for AnyLogic 20.01.2014 Anatoly Zherebtsov

Hello Everyone! At The AnyLogic Conference 2013 I announced results of my recent research regarding GIS alternatives for AnyLogic and would like to share my experience. Using open source projects, a small amount of Java code and publicly available GIS data services, I was able to: - Display Tile map on model presentation with pan and zoom. Downloaded tiles are cached in model folder. - Switch different tile sources in runtime. - Display animation of agents living in GIS space shown on top of map. - Perform geocoding/reverse geocoding by parsing http query response. - Get routing data by parsing http query response.[...]
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AnyLogic 7 Training in Melbourne, Australia 15.01.2014 Rene Reiter

The AnyLogic Company along with Evans & Peck will hold an AnyLogic 7 workshop in Melbourne Australia February 27th and 28th, 2014. Dr. Andrei Borshchev, CEO of the AnyLogic Company and Dr. Geoff McDonnell, Simulation Research Fellow, AIHI at Adaptive Care Systems will be instructing the course. For nearly 30 years, Evans & Peck has supported key decision makers in the health, transport and resources sectors through the application of multi-method simulation modelling. Evans & Peck are the AnyLogic software distributors for Australia and New Zealand.[...]
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We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 20.12.2013 Stepan Egorov

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"The Big Book of Simulation Modeling" available now! 19.12.2013 Rene Reiter

“The Big Book of Simulation Modeling" is the only book that comprehensively presents all three methods, or paradigms, in simulation modeling: Agent Based, System Dynamics, and Discrete Event. It explains how to choose the right constructs of the modeling language to create a representation of a real world system that is suitable for risk-free dynamic experiments. [...]
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Winter Simulation Conference 2013 16.12.2013 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic had a blast at WSC 2013 and the JW Marriott in downtown Washington DC proved to be a comprehensive conference venue. Thank you to the many longtime AnyLogic users and advocates of the software. We appreciate you stopping by our booth and updating us on your simulation and modeling projects. The AnyLogic booth allows us to showcase models dependent upon customer needs which enabled new users to grasp the benefit of multimethod software. [...]
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