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Conference Highlights and 50% OFF for Academic Attendees 03.09.2015 Rene Reiter

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Best Three Days of Summer? AnyLogic 7 Training Of Course! 31.08.2015 Rene Reiter

The AnyLogic 7 Training course is fast-paced, full of content and worth every second of face-to-face instruction and networking. The course spans from model theory discussion and hands-on exercises, to Java code writing and building your own simulation models. What our attendees are saying: “AnyLogic 7 training was very informative and the intensive format was conducive to gaining knowledge rapidly, with no outside distractions from other work related activities.” “Training was really interesting and open your mind to possibilities.” “Most valuable aspect of the training is the instructor's assistance and guidance outside of the regular lecture and hands on activities. Networking with the other students, as well.”
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Learning conceptualization; Simple warehouse unloading model. 27.08.2015 Stepan Egorov

This short tutorial shows how to build a simulation model based on a real-world problem description, using an example of a simple warehouse unloading process model. Also, it teaches to set animation and choose what-if scenarios to test. The AnyLogic User Support Team created the tutorial. The model simulates the arrival of trucks with two types of cartons to a warehouse. Workers unload the cartons, which then move on conveyors to the pallet stacking zone. After palletizing, the goods are moved by forklift trucks to the storage zone. Download the tutorial and accompanying material via our website. [...]
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When to Use Action Charts or Functions 24.08.2015 Rene Reiter

Ben Schumann is a senior modeler at decisionLab, a company in the UK which designs and builds custom models and decision-support tools that help their clients to make evidence-based strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Ben, a significantly experienced AnyLogic user, works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce or GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication. Ben Schumann holds a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation and developed an advanced aerospace design simulation model for the early design phase. It was applied for designing several real unmanned aircraft (the first 3D-printed aircraft on the planet, see New Scientist: http://bit.ly/1D3UDSK). Ben enjoyed a thorough training in simulation modelling thanks to his Grad School on Complex Systems Simulation.
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"Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario" Webinar Follow-up Materials 19.08.2015 Rene Reiter

Thank you for registering and attending the AnyLogic "Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario" webinar on August 13th. We hope the webinar was interesting to you and met your expectations. For your convenience, the recorded webinar is available on the Educational Videos page of AnyLogic.com. The goal of AnyLogic and your webinar moderator, Arash Mahdavi, Simulation & Modeling Consultant at AnyLogic North America was to expand your knowledge of AnyLogic capabilities, functions and features. Please share your thoughts by completing this short survey. View Recorded Webinar:
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AnyLogic Conference 2015 Program 13.08.2015 Rene Reiter

The AnyLogic Conference offers a variety of presentations from globally recognized organizations using AnyLogic simulation and modeling technology for better, more profitable decision making. It is an annual meeting place for users and prospective users of AnyLogic simulation and modeling software. In addition, the Conference offers a networking opportunity with like-minded, innovative AnyLogic users. For your convenience, the two-day event falls directly after the INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 4th and 5th in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Program highlights: Elizabeth Tyrie, Manager of Data Science, Fruit of the Loom and her team members will be presenting a supply chain optimization project complete with manufacturing, distribution centers, transportation, and customer components. The Fruit of the Loom Data Science Team were able to provide recommendations on how to optimize product distribution that could save one of the company’s apparel categories an estimated 20% of shipping costs. Bipin Chada, Ph.D., Data Scientist from the Enterprise Analytics Office at USAA will present several models his team has developed that are being used by senior executives to make strategic and operational decisions. The Presentation will conclude with some guidance on how organizations can employ modeling to unlock the business value of their investments.
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Webinar: Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario 11.08.2015 Rene Reiter

The benefits of multimethod modeling take center stage as we build a Customer Satisfaction Model, which includes, service interruptions, downtime, and processing time. Also built into the model are varying levels of customer satisfaction based on performance and word of mouth factors. Join us for the “Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario” Webinar August 13th at 12 Noon CST for a comprehensive “how-to” build multimethod modeling with true problem-solving and decision-making capabilities. Webinar Objectives:
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Dynamic Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning through Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail 04.08.2015 Rene Reiter

Transportation of hazardous materials, notably crude oil by rail are increasing in Canada and the USA. Due to the July 2013 Lac Megantic Train Derailment Disaster and increased concerns raised by municipalities across the country, Canadian Government issued a “protective direction” that requires railway companies to share dangerous goods data with municipalities and first responders. Ali Asgary, Associate Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management at York University in Toronto, Canada is an expert in disaster, emergency, and business continuity management. His extensive research and effective teaching are enhanced by his active contributions to the profession and by translating them into real world practices at different levels. Dr. Asgary selected AnyLogic due to it’s multimethod, agent based and GIS capabilities to analyze and address the situation.
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AnyLogic 7.2 Released! 30.07.2015 Rene Reiter

We are proud to announce the official release of AnyLogic 7.2. Building on the capabilities and user-friendly features of the innovative AnyLogic 7, version 7.2 proves to answer the requests of the AnyLogic users community. Enjoy! What’s new in AnyLogic 7.2? Built-in database for each model • Easy data import from any other database, including MS Access, MS Excel, and more. • Model execution logs are now automatically collected in the database. • Models can read parameter values from the built-in database.
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2015 Conference of the System Dynamics Society 23.07.2015 Rene Reiter

The annual System Dynamics conference brings together people from around the world to share important research and application results and to build the community of those active in the field. The 2015 conference theme is “Reinventing Life on a Shrinking Earth.” While Earth has not changed size in absolute terms, it is shrinking with respect to the activity it supports. Complex business and societal challenges have arisen from the increasing activity on the globe that conventional institutional designs have failed to address. System Dynamics uniquely provides a strategic framework to explore the challenges of a shrinking Earth, giving a greater understanding and exposing counter-intuitive insights that allow us to reinvent our institutions and our lives. The program includes plenary presentations that showcase important work in the field, parallel and poster sessions that present the most current research and applications, and a full day of skill-building workshops covering topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques.
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Increasing Rail Capacity Utilization in Port of Hamburg 14.07.2015 Rene Reiter

Over ninety percent of the world’s trade containerized, and in the Port of Hamburg in Germany over nine million containers are transshipped every year. Till now the early provision of information for both the estimated time of arrival (ETA) of vessels and containers is not established. Containers are offloaded and stored at terminals, and then they are usually sent by ground transportation to their further destinations. This hinterland part of the supply chain can often become a bottleneck because if a deep-sea vessel gets delayed, it can complicate further shipment processes. Furthermore, the terminal has no information about the hinterland mode selected or the time of off-loading a certain container (first or last).
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