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"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:

Webinar: Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario


Webinar: Multimethod Modeling with a Customer Satisfaction Scenario

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:

Learning Simulation for Healthcare: Videos, Slides, and Example Models


Learning Simulation for Healthcare: Videos, Slides, and Example Models

Do you apply simulation modeling in healthcare, or interested in learning more? Dr. Nathaniel Osgood, Associate Professor at University of Saskatchewan, has provided a series of video lectures, step-by-step tutorials, and example models that demonstrate how-to build multimethod, or hybrid simulation models. These models are utilized to solve problems in the area of health research. Dr. Osgood focused his materials on multimethod model-building because he believes it can provide greater capacity to respond to a modeler’s intention, and is capable of more precisely addressing various research questions. As a result, AnyLogic is his simulation software of choice.

Delivery Fleet Optimization Webinar Follow-up Materials


Delivery Fleet Optimization Webinar Follow-up Materials

Thank you for registering and attending the AnyLogic "Delivery Fleet Optimization with GIS" webinar on May 28th. 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, Tom Baggio, Sr. Solutions Architect at AnyLogic North America was to expand your knowledge of AnyLogic capabilities, functions and features. Please share your thoughts by completing this short survey.

Artificial Glaciers and AnyLogic Fight Against Climate Change


Artificial Glaciers and AnyLogic Fight Against Climate Change

Ladakh region, located in the north of India. It is unique by its climate where Arctic and desert conditions meet, and temperatures range from -35 °C in winter to 35 °C in summer. In the remote mountain parts of the land, agriculture is the core of the economy. Local farmers have been using water from glaciers for farming for centuries. Today, the global climate change has put the agriculture in danger: due to the global warming, the glaciers provide not enough water for irrigation during the most critical spring months. In January 2014, students and teachers from the local SECMOL school campus started working on the project called Ice Stupa. These are artificial glaciers named after traditional Buddhist stupas of Tibet because if the visual resemblance.

Provider Payment Reform to Reduce Rates of Cesarean Delivery


Provider Payment Reform to Reduce Rates of Cesarean Delivery

“Cesarean delivery” is a method of childbirth in which a surgeon cuts through the pregnant woman’s abdomen and uterus to deliver the baby. The more natural method of childbirth is called “vaginal delivery”, in which the baby leaves the mother’s uterus through her vaginal canal. Ideally, cesarean delivery would only be used when vaginal delivery would endanger the life or health of the child or mother, because cesarean delivery involves major abdominal surgery that is accompanied by much greater risks for both mother and child than vaginal delivery. Cesarean delivery also costs about 50 percent more. Over the last 40 years, the U.S. rate of cesarean delivery has increased dramatically.

Simulating Rail Network Operation Challenges with and without the Rail Library


Simulating Rail Network Operation Challenges with and without the Rail Library

While the extensive rail library was a key reason that CSX chose AnyLogic as its general purpose simulation tool for the Network Modeling, Operations Research, and Process Excellence groups, the other libraries and methods have added significant value as well. In fact, the first major project where AnyLogic was used did not utilize the rail library. After reviewing the problem in more detail, a discrete-event simulation model was built to help managers studying train throughput. The model simulated the demand of empty trains from five coal mines, as well as the fulfillment of the demand. A supply-chain-like network model was created, which implemented logic to depict the demand, supply and staging of empty trains. The trains were modeled as moving entities across the network. By varying values of relevant parameters, users can infer the impacts of different factors to the train throughput (i.e. siding staging capacity and loading speeds at the coal mines). The model provides a way for decision makers to gain insight into the system to help identify the maximum possible throughput. The objective was to identify the best operational/capital strategy to handle the increased business.

Analysis of Management Strategies for Aircraft Production Ramp-up


Analysis of Management Strategies for Aircraft Production Ramp-up

Growing competition and a high demand for individual and highly sophisticated products in combination with shorter innovation cycles is leading to a rising number of ramp-ups especially in Small batch production. Daily challenges such as late changes and missing maturity of high Technology products and processes create significant risks. Since 2012 a group of 14 European companies and research institutes have developed novel planning and control solutions in the European public funded project ARUM (Adaptive Production Management; www.arum-project.eu) to overcome those challenges in production ramp-up. The validation of the developed control strategies and their implementation into novel planning and scheduling solutions within a realistic industrial environment is mandatory and several industrial use Cases have been selected, e.g. an Airbus system installation flowline in Hamburg.

Shaping Healthcare Policy Using Simulation


Shaping Healthcare Policy Using Simulation

An initiative of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering (CRHE) is a response to the immediate and compelling desire for efficiency and quality improvements in the Canadian health care system. CRHE is committed to both research and education in the field of healthcare delivery. From an academic perspective, their work falls into two categories: research and service. A study completed by the Commenwealth Fund Commision (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/) ranked Canada very low in the categories of quality of health care, access to health care, efficiency, equity and expenditures. This study among others, prompted the CRHE to dedicate a research project that would test potential changes in Canadian healthcare policy that could increase the quality of patient care.