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Simulation modelling

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  • Simulation is not the only type of Modeling

    Various types of models are used to solve business problems

    Mental Models


    Physical Models



    Simulation is a modern modeling tool which is much more powerful than all the traditional tools like analytics, tables and other. Models allow to identify the "main thing" in the system and test certain hypotheses about its behavior WITH NO risk of disrupting its operation and WITHOUT additional investments
    All models are wrong by the definition but some of them are very useful.

    What is simulation for

    Supply chain design & optimization

    Business processes optimization

    Inventory management

    Facilities optimization

    Integrated planning

    Risk Management

    The success of any business depends on many related parameters. Only part of business factors and situations is predictable, the other is probabilistic. Simulation models takes into account many such complex factors that determine the result of business. Simulation modeling is a tool for solving a wide range of tasks

    Models of manufacturing and Logistics

    The simulation model is a program that simulates the operation of an object based on specified input data, rules and logic of operation, laws of distribution of random factors and variable parameters. The model generates a set of output data that gives a complete picture of the object’s operation

    Optimization of the technological chain, production resources

    Optimization of warehouse equipment, and personnel

    Cargo flow planning across the entire supply chain

    Assessment of the impact of force majeure situations on business

    Determining optimal business processes and inventory management policies

    Production personnel planning

    Equipment workflow optimization

    The simulation model takes into account the specifics of processes at all levels: from an individual shop or warehouse to interaction with customers and suppliers at the company level as a whole

    To build a simulation model specifically for your company, the analysis of statistics for past periods and business plans is used

    The model can be integrated with your accounting system

    The model obtains the state of the system at the output on the base of inputs, operating rules, and random factors

    The model allows you to compare the specified process implementation options and search for optimal parameter values


    For modelling, we use AnyLogic universal modelling platform the Anylogic company (USA, Russia)

    Basic Elements of a Model

    • Logic – created from model objects (blocks and agents)
    • User interface (2D and 3D)
    • Changing the scale of time
    • Geographical maps (if necessary)
    • Tools to collect and analyze statistics
    • Tools for integration into corporate IT

    Input data

    • Equipment
    • Speed
    • Staff… etc.


    • Hypotheses “To Be”
    • Demand
    • New products and customers… etc.

    Force majeure factors

    • Weather
    • Accidents/Mistakes/Diseases … etc.