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Simulation Modeling Based on Routine Healthcare Data


Simulation Modeling Based on Routine Healthcare Data

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.

FREE Personal Learning Edition...AnyLogic PLE


FREE Personal Learning Edition...AnyLogic PLE

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.

Case Study: Major US Airline decides NOT to Charge Additional Fees


Case Study: Major US Airline decides NOT to Charge Additional Fees

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.

AnyLogic 7.1 Demo: Linking Maps and Simulation


AnyLogic 7.1 Demo: Linking Maps and Simulation

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.

WinterSim Conference 2014 - Great Success!


WinterSim Conference 2014 - Great Success!

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.

RunTheModel.com is Up and "Running" Again!


RunTheModel.com is Up and "Running" Again!

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).

AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager: Live Demonstration


AnyLogic Logistics Network Manager: Live Demonstration

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.

Utilizing Real-World Data and Multimethod Modeling to Battle Food Insecurity


Utilizing Real-World Data and Multimethod Modeling to Battle Food Insecurity

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.

Kuehne+Nagel Increase Equipment Utilization from 58% to 94%


Kuehne+Nagel Increase Equipment Utilization from 58% to 94%

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.

AnyLogic Conference 2014, Thank You for Attending!


AnyLogic Conference 2014, Thank You for Attending!

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.