Transportation and fleet management has many complexities, from scheduling and maintenance, to risk management and human resources. AnyLogic helps you successfully deal with these complicated issues, including the challenging task of transportation management.
Simulation modeling enables you to maximize transportation load, minimize costs, and calculate the probability of traffic costs overrun. As a safe environment for experimentation, it allows you to discover potential difficulties ahead of time. Simulation modeling with AnyLogic is an invaluable tool for transportation management.
Decision support in transportation logistics is one of primary areas of AnyLogic usage. Typical tasks are:
strategic and tactical logistics plan definition, feasibility and costs evaluation.
operational transportation and fleet control based on the real-time data monitoring, accumulated statistics and simulation-based forecasts.
optimal fleet management: planning of maintenance, purchases, renting or leasing of trucks, rail cars, ships, airplanes.
risk assessment and risk management in transportation logistics
We also offer anyLogistix, a specialized solution for supply chain design and transportation optimization. anyLogistix combines the power of AnyLogic together with the leading analytical solver, IBM ILOG CPLEX, to determine the best transportation policy for you. Learn more >>
Transportation simulation case studies
CSX Solves Railroad Operation Challenges with and without AnyLogic Rail Library
CSX is a US railroad company that operates about 21,000 route miles (34,000 km). AnyLogic allows the railroad industry users to simulate line-of-road, terminal, and yard problems. The following three projects, completed by CSX in 2014, covered a variety of tasks that were solved using AnyLogic software.
InterBarge, a first-class waterway operator, affiliated with SCF Marine, a part of Seacor Holding Group, operates freight along the HPP Waterway (Hidrovia Parana Paraguay, located in Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay) on a dedicated contract carriage. The company’s challenge was to use the boat capacity free from dedicated contract commitment as a fleet, maximizing net voyage revenue.
The public transportation company employed PwC Australia to develop a solution that could provide a customer-centric view of their railway infrastructure and help the company understand the current incident effects on rail network operations and how to improve the situation. PwC consultants decided to build a model of the transportation network that would simulate train movements, incidents, and customers at stations and in trains.
Aurizon is an Australia’s largest rail freight operator, managing more than 700 locomotives and more than 16,000 wagons. Aurizon is widely engaged in coal, iron ore, and mineral transportation. In order to increase operational efficiency the company decided to move one of their rail yards to other town. This rail yard was mainly engaged in wagon and locomotive maintenance and locomotive preparation.
Although I am still a new user of AnyLogic, I have been very impressed with its flexibility, ease of use, and the multimethod capabilities. AnyLogic’s versatility and standard libraries allow us to address a large number of different business process automation questions very quickly and with one software tool. I also believe the ability to customize ours models with Java code is invaluable when modeling the complex interactions in today’s real-world systems and operations.
Dr. Gregory Kott, Principal Research Scientist, PARC. a Xerox Company, Xerox
One of the most important AnyLogic features is the ability to build our own libraries. We only have to build them once, but can use them multiple times in different models.
Gunnar Feldmann, Assistant Operations Research Specialist, Norfolk Southern Corporation
We chose AnyLogic because of its flexibility. We have many customers in many industries that have very different requirements because their supply chains are different, and we’ve been very easily able to change our models quickly to interact with the customers. The agent based tool is very powerful for us, our automated robots are highly intelligent, and AnyLogic is able to handle the complexity of the interactions amongst those 500 robots and able to do computations efficiently.
Dr. Larry M. Sweet, CTO, Symbotic
We chose AnyLogic for three reasons, technology, support and people. I think AnyLogic has the best technology in the simulation software industry, it has the agent based, process based and system dynamics, plus it is written in Java, which means many available resources and ease of finding people who can model in AnyLogic since many know Java code. AnyLogic can be deployed on the internet, you can develop an AnyLogic model and easily share with colleagues, partners, etc.
Clark Chang, Norfolk Southern Corporation
AnyLogic is extremely powerful, state of the art simulation software. The multimethod modeling capabilities and the ability to customize with Java are just two of the many reasons this software is so functional.
Mike Prince, Senior Operations Research Specialist, BNSF Railway Company
AnyLogic is an extremely powerful software to create complex simulation models. We haven been working on Rough Cut Capacity model, with a large number of SKU`s and production lines, and the diversity of AnyLogic features and methods enable us to model all complex situations along the production process. All along our development we have received an outstanding support, always in time and very clear. The support team even developed some custom examples to fulfil our needs. We feel AnyLogic is a great tool with an excellent support team.
Elisa Elena, ITE CONSULT
With AnyLogic, we can develop real time models to show our clients how their factories will react to different types of scenarios. We can also help them understand their problems and think of possible solutions. We can even try these solutions in the model! AnyLogic is user friendly. With little programming knowledge, you can create your own model and learn more by using the software.
Marina Perez Gaido, Industrial Engineer, Continente Siete
The competition is constantly getting tougher, and today you have to compete for a one-hundredth of a percent of a market share in many industries. That’s why AnyLogic is unique. It allows you to optimize business processes and rise your resource utilization rate up to the level unachievable for most of the competitors.