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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Customer Satisfaction Survey 16.10.2014 Rene Reiter

It is our goal to constantly improve our product and services to better meet your needs. Please take a few moments to complete the latest AnyLogic Customer Satisfaction Survey, your feedback is important to us. The 7.1 functionality associated with the GIS maps has been introduced as the most popular request by users, according to a customer survey conducted a few years ago. This year, we once again asked you for your opinion about GIS in AnyLogic, and many requests were implemented. This is your chance to make suggestions on the functionality, ease of use, documentation and more. Your opinion is a significant part of our success, please do not hesitate to tell us what you think. We need your voice!
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AnyLogic North America, Office Relocation 08.10.2014 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic North America, LLC, a leader in simulation modeling software and services company, has announced an office relocation and expansion. The global organization has moved its North American Headquarters from the charismatic suburb of Lisle, IL to the energetic and radiating city of Downtown Chicago. The new address is 20 N Wacker Dr., Suite 2044 Chicago, IL 60606, inside the historic, newly renovated Civic Opera Building. The AnyLogic move stems from a growing team, the need for enhanced facilities, as well as the ability to continue growing and attracting new talent who want to be a part of this dynamic team in an energetic and cultural city. The new office is conveniently located in the heart of the city adjacent to Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation and CTA Train lines, giving AnyLogic and its customer’s easy access not only to each other but to all the city of Chicago has to offer.[...]
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Shipyard Proves Order Fulfillment Capabilities and Gains Visibility into Production Facility and Distribution 24.09.2014 Rene Reiter

Admiralty Shipyards JSC, is one of the oldest and largest shipyards in the Baltic region, serving government and commercial customers world-wide for more than 300 years. The shipyard's military orders are primarily submarines, but also include non-military repair and the modernization and construction of other underwater technical innovations for oceanic development. Faced with a large order for diesel powered submarines, Admiralty Shipyards JSC (JSC) must evaluate whether the current production facilities can fulfill the order, and if not, what amount can be produced by the year 2016. JSC is also seeking confirmation that an additional production facility will not be needed to complete the order.[...]
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Automotive Parts Supplier: Reduces Inventory and Improves Service Level 18.09.2014 Rene Reiter

A manufacturer of plastic serial and original car styling accessories made for internal and external applications in passenger cars, identified a bottleneck in the foaming division of their production line. The large Austrian automotive supplier employed AnyLogic Simulation and Modeling software, which allowed examination of all possible resolutions without disturbing the current situation. The project began by modeling the existing system which includes various types of personnel and qualification scenarios, set-up optimizations, and lot-sizing strategies, then produces reports with key performance measures including inventory, tardiness and service level. [...]
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Welcome Tom Baggio to the AnyLogic North America Team! 08.09.2014 Rene Reiter

The AnyLogic Company is pleased to welcome Tom Baggio - Sr. Solutions Architect to our rapidly growing North American office in Chicago, IL. Tom’s entire career has been customer facing with various management and technical leadership roles; most recently spending the last 7 years at a Fortune 50 company as the Group Manager of North American Services and Consulting for the factory automation group – working directly with some of the largest electronics companies in the world. Completion of an Executive Education program in Business Management at the University of Chicago, strong client recommendations and a substantial background in business development verifies Tom as the solutions expert for your complex organizational challenges. He makes a great addition to our team of technical consultants, business, and marketing professionals focused on assisting our customers from concept to completion in the modeling process. We are thrilled to welcome Tom as part of our team!
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The AnyLogic Conference 2014 Program Update 04.09.2014 Rene Reiter

See how industry leaders use AnyLogic to solve real world business problems at the AnyLogic Conference 2014. The program includes GE Aviation, Intel, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, CSX, Airbus Group, Symbotic and more, covering topics such as supply chain & logistics, healthcare, marketing, warehousing, distribution, rail and pedestrian flow. The AnyLogic Conference will be held on November 12th and 13th at The Westin San Francisco Market Street Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA immediately following the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Don’t miss out on the latest trends and technologies at the AnyLogic Conference 2014, register today! This two-day event is your best opportunity to network, gain valuable insights, and see, first-hand the latest solutions utilizing AnyLogic software.
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AnyLogic Internship Competition 21.08.2014 Rene Reiter

AnyLogic Model Builder Attention all graduate and post-graduate IE and OR students! Win a trip to San Francisco, CA, USA and your DREAM internship opportunity with the fastest growing Modeling and Simulation Company in the world! This competition is an opportunity for students to design and build a model which applies to a real world business problem. The top two candidates will win a trip to the AnyLogic Conference 2014 where they will present their model and be considered for six-month paid internship at AnyLogic North America in Chicago, IL, USA!
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Forecast Transportation Scenarios and Evaluate Alternative Solutions with ATOM 14.08.2014 Rene Reiter

Many companies operating large transportation fleets manage logistics with the help of master planning software, such as Oracle SNO, i2, iLog. These linear programing instruments are important, but not enough for successful transportation management and strategy. ATOM’s distinctive feature is the use of simulation models to reproduce the behavior of a real system. The simulation model includes specific characteristics, limitations, and uncertainty, then in addition, captures unexpected dynamics, unlike typical mathematical models.
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What’s New in AnyLogic 7? Agent-Based Modeling Enhancements 06.08.2014 Rene Reiter

“The Great Merge.” Most likely this is a familiar term, but perhaps you haven’t been able to experience the idea quite yet, or are not familiar with the many benefits “The Great Merge” permits. Let us take a moment to expand upon “The Great Merge,” other Agent-Based modeling enhancements, and what these changes mean for future model building. “The Great Merge,” in summary, is an ultimate unification of agents, entities, resources, pedestrians, trains, etc. and is useful to modelers in a multitude of ways. Read through the following list to familiarize yourself with the new developments.
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AnyLogic North America- Hiring Consultant / Modeler 30.07.2014 Rene Reiter

This is your opportunity to work with the most influential organizations in the world, for the most innovative Simulation and Modeling Company in the world. Your AnyLogic model building talent will be imperative to finding solutions for our extraordinary list of globally recognized clients. AnyLogic has set the trend through multimethod modeling, and our team is like our software, flexible, complex, and dynamic with continuously increasing capabilities. Of course, you will share your expertise and leverage your technical experience, but an AnyLogic Consultant/Modeler will also adapt to working under pressure in a faced paced environment. We are profitable, growing and committed to adding rock-stars to our Downtown Chicago office! Bring the ambition and passion it takes to be a significant part of a team full of personality.
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