Making the most of Simulation Control Logic

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Some simulation models have some degree of complex conditional statements within their routing logic. SIMUL8 includes a programmable language that allows the user to develop logical statements and use various commands. This includes the use of variables, attributes, “IF Statements”, “Conditional Loops”, and multiple commands. These logical constructs make models powerful enough to take on very complex problems. These problems usually have a mixture of conflicting, conditional and random events. The code that is developed within a simulation model can lead the way to calibrating Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), creating algorithms and developing the required shop-floor ladder logic.   Whether working…

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Automotive Stamping Plant

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Most of today’s automotive plants rely heavily on building vehicles using sheet metal assemblies. Often these sub-assemblies are built in a separate facility referred to as the stamping plant. Finished sub-assemblies are then shipped to various plant locations such as the body shop.   The body shop is where all the sheet metal components are assembled to form the metal body which is then sent to the paint shop. Lastly, the painted body is then sent to final operations, where the drivetrain, dashboard, and all interior & external components are installed to complete the vehicle. The stamping plant’s capability is extremely…

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Introducing Pro Bono Analytics

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Calling All Volunteers! We’re really excited to have launched a new initiative at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) called Pro Bono Analytics!    Members of INFORMS have saved corporations billions of dollars by designing more efficient supply chains for retailers, improving processes and scheduling in health care facilities, increasing throughput in manufacturing plants, as well as supporting a wide variety of other industries.   Now we want to encourage you to turn your ORMS talents and energy towards solving problems facing underserved communities or addressing issues related to social injustice!   Pro Bono Analytics matches…

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Need help? You can now chat with us!

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We’ve launched a live chat service and you can chat with us instantly over at SIMUL8.com/support. It’s a really easy way for our users to get in touch with our support team and ask us anything from installation issues to feature support.   At SIMUL8 we want all our users to be able to contact us quickly and easily and sometimes a phone call doesn’t work for everyone. So our live chat service provides a great alternative and offers instant help and advice.   How can I chat to the support team? You can find the live chat button at…

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Population Health Planning and Forecasting in Acute and Chronic Disease

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On-demand webinar How can we predict patient needs in the future as we move to new models of care? How do we plan for affordable services and resources that will be needed?   Jacquie White, Deputy Director of NHS England Long Term Conditions, Older People & End of Life Care and Dr Eileen Pepler, Academic, Researcher and Consultant in the Canadian Healthcare will discuss how NHS England work in chronic disease is being translated into a Canadian context.   Watch the webinar to find out how simulation is helping to support the planning, decision-making and adoption of person-centred services for…

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