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Sim Talk podcast with The AnyLogic Company CEO


Sim Talk podcast with The AnyLogic Company CEO

Andrei Borshchev recently sat down with Sim Talk podcast host, Jacob Ingalls, for a wide-ranging discussion about AnyLogic and simulation modeling. Here is an overview and link to the podcast.

The podcast discussion begins by providing insight into the state of dynamic simulation in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, giving detail to how AnyLogic began and how it changed the scene with agent based modeling. Read on for the summary and podcast link.

Senior Executive Decision Support Tool at USAA


Senior Executive Decision Support Tool at USAA

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a Fortune 500 Company offering diversified financial services and insurance to people and families that serve or have served in the United States Military. With nearly 12 million members and various services, it is imperative that USAA’s business initiatives with strategic objectives of the enterprise are aligned. To accomplish this alignment, USAA combines advanced analytics, simulation methods, and enterprise architecture concepts to create dynamic and systemic models of the enterprise. A major catalyst in these efforts is Dr. Bipin Chadha, Data Scientist at USAA who has developed several decision support models for strategic planning, capability roadmaps, operational risk analysis, capacity planning and scheduling, and portfolio optimization.

Paradigm-Free Modeling


Paradigm-Free Modeling

Are you just becoming familiar with Multimethod or Hybrid Modeling? A long-time AnyLogic software modeler, Dr. Benjamin Schumann from decisionLab would like to introduce you to the notion of “paradigm-free modeling”; modeling without the limitations of a specific language such as DE, SD or AB. Dr. Schumann elaborated on this concept in a recent blog post where he discussed the future of modeling, suggesting a new mentality is required for simulation modeling to become truly mainstream. Dr. Schumann came across the idea of paradigm-free modeling through Stefan Bengtsson, a very experienced modeler from Sweden who has represented multiple commercial and academic organizations. Some examples of his work: System Thinking and Simulation Presentation , Modeling Applications in Healthcare Video.

"Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario" Webinar Follow-up Materials


"Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario" Webinar Follow-up Materials

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:

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.

Shipyard Proves Order Fulfillment Capabilities and Gains Visibility into Production Facility and Distribution


Shipyard Proves Order Fulfillment Capabilities and Gains Visibility into Production Facility and Distribution

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.

Why Grow Your Modeling and Simulation Tool Box?


Why Grow Your Modeling and Simulation Tool Box?

Solving every problem is made easier with multiple tools. The AnyLogic modeling and simulation environment gives you multiple modeling languages, for better, more profitable decision making, but which is the best for your individual needs? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Utilizing AnyLogic to solve your complex business problems, will give you a number of tools, combination of tools, and the guidance to choose wisely. Real world problems rarely conform to one modeling language. Continuing to develop models with one methodology, or using software that only supports one method will limit the breadth and depth of your projects and cause unneeded complications. In these cases, a modeler will have to introduce workarounds, and unnatural elements like variables, blocks, and states, making the development process more problematic. This also makes understanding the model structure more difficult for other developers (and even yourself), increasing the unlikeliness that the model’s parts would be reused.

Why Use Multimethod Modeling?


Why Use Multimethod Modeling?

AnyLogic multimethod or multi-paradigm simulation gives you the opportunity to choose the most efficient method or a combination, in order to best address your problem. Whether you are familiar with one or more modeling paradigms, or new to modeling and simulation, employing multimethod modeling capabilities will enhance business process optimization, strategic planning, forecasting and beyond. Let us first take a look into each paradigm and where they are best utilized, then explain where multimethod modeling fits and how it can improve your modeling process and simulation results.