Conditional Queues in SIMUL8 2016

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We’re really excited to introduce a new feature to SIMUL8 2016 called Conditional Queues.   Watch the video as Glenn, SIMUL8 support specialist, shows you how to use the new Conditional Queue feature in SIMUL8 2016.   At SIMUL8 we want our users to build simulations quickly and to use the graphics in simulations to effectively analyze the system. Users can now add conditions to queues so that when bottlenecks happen the queues will visibly change color.   When working with hundreds of queues in a simulation this will really help to easily pick out the queues that are bottlenecking…

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Hybrid simulation – does it add value or is it a passing craze?

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This question was posed by Sally Braislford posed at SW16. Is there value in combining system dynamics, agent based and discrete event simulation? Will it get simulation used for a wider class of real world problems?   Our hybrid experience It's a very interesting question and one we've debated at SIMUL8 HQ for many years, virtually since our inception. SIMUL8 at its heart is discrete event simulation but we've had continuous simulation features in SIMUL8 since version 3 (we were doing hybrid before hybrid became cool!). Our continuous functionality is not the full breadth you'd get in a native system…

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Launch & Grow a Successful Simulation Program

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Lance Millburg, Senior Lean Six Sigma Project Manager, talks us through how Memorial Health System built their simulation team from the ground up into a nationally recognized program in 2 years.   In this webinar we hear about Memorial Health System's five step approach to developing stakeholder buy-in, building the necessary training infrastructure, and getting exposure with strategically selected projects. Gain lots of practical insights useful for individuals who are just getting started, as well as those who are established and looking to grow their simulation program and increase their impact. Webinar highlights: Step One: Give Them a Taste (3:47)…

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Using Overtime for Processing Work

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With our new Overtime feature the simulation clock realistically adjusts to the state of the system.   Watch our video as Tom, one of our simulation consultants, shows you how to use the new overtime feature in SIMUL8 2016.   Using Overtime you can now quickly extend working hours until all vital work has been processed while disabling the arrivals process of additional work. Once your process has run into overtime you can filter results to segment performance across operating hours and effective overtime hours while viewing the overall performance of the whole system. These exciting new results can be…

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CTO Blog – Why SIMUL8 2016 Will Surprise You!

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It’s a real release. 10 years ago I received an email from a customer who had been with us almost since we started in 1994. His email was praising our latest release, there was one phrase I’ve never forgotten “it’s a real release”. It was the best feedback I could have gotten, the features added value to him. Since then that has been our goal with every release of SIMUL8, to ensure we always make a “real release”. No token releases for the sake of it.   That’s why you have to upgrade to SIMUL8 2016 because yet again it…

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