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Michigan Simulation User Group aggregator http://www.m-sug.org/SimulationBlogs.html Michigan Simulation User Group - aggregated feeds in category Simulation Blogs en Simul8 Blog: Releasing ICU bed capacity using simulation https://blog.simul8.com/releasing-icu-bed-capacity-using-simulation/ <h4><span style="color: #129cc9;"><strong>Live webinar: Thursday July 6th, 11am (ET) / 4pm (BST) </strong></span></h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;">In highly congested hospitals it may be common for patients to overstay at Intensive Care Units (ICU) due to blockages and imbalances in capacity.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Join the webinar and find out how &#8220;step-down beds&#8221; (also known as Level 2 beds), have become an increasingly popular and less expensive alternative to ICU beds to deal with this issue. Learn how the team at Ivey Business School were able to predict Level 2 bed needs for London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), a large university hospital in Canada.<br /> &nbsp; </p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-md-5 col-md-offset-1" style="background-color: #2d4b6c; padding: 10px 30px 30px 30px;"> <p style="color: #fff; font-size: 20px;">Sign up for the live webinar</p> <form id="WFM_form" class="secure form-horizontal" action="https://www.simul8.com/support/botshield.php" method="POST" name="WFM_form" target="_top"><input name="action" type="hidden" value="https://www.simul8.com/WFM/WFM_process.php" /><br /> <input name="WFM_ID" type="hidden" value="572" /><!-- NAME FIELD --></p> <div class="form-group"> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_name" class="form-control" name="WFM_name" type="text" autofocus="" placeholder="Name" /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_email" class="form-control" name="WFM_email" required="" type="email" placeholder="Email" /></div> <p><!-- END NAME FIELD --></p> </div> <p><!-- SUBMIT FIELD --><br /> <button class="btn pink-btn col-md-5 col-sm-5 col-xs-12" style="background-color: #bfd040; color: #333; border: 1px solid #333;" type="submit">Sign up now</button><br /> <!-- END SUBMIT FIELD --></p> </form> </div> </div> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:58:19 -0600 FlexSim Blog: FlexSim featured at VIII Gala of Logistics https://www.flexsim.com/flexsim-featured-at-viii-gala-of-logistics/ <p>FlexSim is excited to be represented at the VIII Gala of Logistics, an annual event focused on “implementing modern technologies into business life.” The gala, which will be held on June 8th, 2017 in Poznan, Poland, is organized by faculty of the Management Engineering department and the Simulation and Optimization Center in Logistics and Production [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com/flexsim-featured-at-viii-gala-of-logistics/">FlexSim featured at VIII Gala of Logistics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com">FlexSim Simulation Software</a>.</p> Wed, 31 May 2017 15:44:07 -0600 Simul8 Blog: Webinar: Testing Emergency Department improvements with simulation – a quality improvement perspective https://blog.simul8.com/webinar-testing-emergency-department-improvements-with-simulation-a-quality-improvement-perspective/ <h4><span style="color: #129cc9;"><strong>Live webinar: Thursday June 8th, 11am (ET) / 4pm (BST) </strong></span></h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;">Join the webinar on June 8th and learn how Vidant Duplin Hospital, in North Carolina, are using SIMUL8 to test improvements in the Emergency Department.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this webinar, you’ll hear from Amanda Peterson, Process Improvement Coordinator and Raul Medina, Lean Six Sigma black belt and lead Process Improvement Coordinator as they discuss their respective projects.<br /> &nbsp; </p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-md-5 col-md-offset-1" style="background-color: #2d4b6c; padding: 10px 30px 30px 30px;"> <p style="color: #fff; font-size: 20px;">Sign up for the live webinar</p> <form id="WFM_form" class="secure form-horizontal" action="https://www.simul8.com/support/botshield.php" method="POST" name="WFM_form" target="_top"><input name="action" type="hidden" value="https://www.simul8.com/WFM/WFM_process.php" /><br /> <input name="WFM_ID" type="hidden" value="571" /><!-- NAME FIELD --></p> <div class="form-group"> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_name" class="form-control" name="WFM_name" type="text" autofocus="" placeholder="Name" /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_email" class="form-control" name="WFM_email" required="" type="email" placeholder="Email" /></div> <p><!-- END NAME FIELD --></p> </div> <p><!-- SUBMIT FIELD --><br /> <button class="btn pink-btn col-md-5 col-sm-5 col-xs-12" style="background-color: #bfd040; color: #333; border: 1px solid #333;" type="submit">Sign up now</button><br /> <!-- END SUBMIT FIELD --></p> </form> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <center></p> <h3><span style="color: #2d4b6c;">About the simulation projects</span></h4> <p></center><br /> &nbsp; </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="col-md-12"> <b>1. Implementing a Pharmacy Technician into the Emergency Department for Collecting Medication Histories</b></p> <p>Amanda Peterson was tasked with using SIMUL8 to investigate the feasibility of implementing a dedicated pharmacy technician into the Emergency Department to collect medication histories during peak hours.</p> <p>Inaccurate medication histories present a serious safety concern for patients and health care organizations. Previous studies suggest that a little less than half of medication histories collected contain errors (e.g. incorrect dosage, omissions, etc.), of which, about a fifth have potential to cause the patient harm. National best practices for collecting medication histories have yet to be determined.</p> <p>Because collecting an accurate account of a patient’s medication history may influence their treatment and provides the foundation for medication reconciliation, hospitals have been working to identify local best practices. Unfortunately, many of these interventions target large medical centers and teaching hospitals and may not be feasible for smaller, rural hospitals, such as Vidant Duplin Hospital.<br /> &nbsp; </p></div> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <div class="col-md-12"> <b>2. Emergency Department Growth and LWOT (Left without Treatment) Rate</b></p> <p>For this project, Raul Medina used SIMUL8 to determine how many additional patients the ED could handle without exceeding a 2% LWOT rate with existing staff and space.</p> <p>Locally, rural hospitals have seen an increase in Emergency Department (ED) utilization over the past decade. Vidant Duplin Hospital is not only seeing an increase in the number of patients presenting to the ED, we are also seeing an increase in patient acuity.</p> <p>As the number of ED visits and acuity increases, there is a risk of increasing the rate at which patients leave without treatment. The current national benchmarks for ED LWOT rate is less than or equal to 2%. Vidant Duplin Hospital has maintained a yearly LWOT rate of less than 2% for the last 3 years. </p></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="container" style="background-color: #2d4b6c; padding:2em;"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-7"> <h3 style="color: #fff;">Find out more about using simulation in healthcare</h3> <p style="color: #fff;">Simulation enables healthcare systems and processes to be tested in a safe, virtual environment without risk to patients and staff – supporting organizations to make better decisions, improve systems of care and maximize resources.</p> </div> <div class="col-md-1"></div> <div class="col-md-4" style="padding-top: 2.5em"> <p><a class="col-md-10 col-sm-10 col-xs-12 margin-hoz-15" style="text-decoration: none; text-align: center; padding: 20px 0px; font: 16px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #fff; border: 3px solid #FFF;" href="//www.simul8.com/healthcare/">Learn more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 04:21:17 -0600 Simul8 Blog: Doing More with Less – Mastering Mixed-Model Assembly with Simulation https://blog.simul8.com/doing-more-with-less-mastering-mixed-model-assembly-with-simulation/ <h4><img src="http://blog.simul8.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/auto-blog-header.jpg" alt="2017 blog header" width="2100" height="250" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7442" /></h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4 style="line-height: 26px;"><strong>Automotive simulation expert Brian Harrington explains why tools like SIMUL8 are key to the successful implementation and ongoing performance of mixed-model manufacturing systems.</strong></h4> <h4 style="line-height: 26px;"><strong><a href="https://www.simul8.com/manufacturing/resources/balancing-mixed-model-assembly-lines-with-simulation-video">Watch the &#8216;Balancing Mixed-Model Assembly Lines with Simulation&#8217; webinar</a> for more details and <a href="https://www.simul8.com/automotive/">learn about how SIMUL8 is used</a> to design, launch, and improve automotive production programs</strong>.</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>Why is mixed-model assembly on the rise?</strong></h4> <p>Today&#8217;s manufacturing lines are tasked with being more flexible to maximize profitability and efficiency. To help meet this challenge, many manufacturers now utilize mixed-model assembly. This is where a group of products are produced on the same assembly line, without long delays to change tooling.</p> <p>Such assembly lines improve production flexibility, help meet the increasingly diverse needs of customers and reduce the duplication of costly resources. </p> <p>It&#8217;s particularly prominent in the automotive industry, where the idea of a dedicated plant to manufacture one vehicle type is now a thing of the past. With advances in manufacturing tools and technology, today’s assembly plants are more capable of producing a family of vehicles. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-9"> <blockquote> <h3><span style="line-height: 32px; color: #003255; font-style: italic;">“By 2017, Ford will increase its global flexible manufacturing to produce on average <strong>four different models at each plant around the world</strong> to allow for greater adaptability based on varying customer demand.”</span></h3> <p>Source: <a href="http://corporate.ford.com/innovation/100-years-moving-assembly-line.html" target="blank">100 Years of the Moving Assembly Line, Ford</a> </p></blockquote> </div> <div class="col-md-3"> <img src="https://www.simul8.com/i/ford.png" alt="Ford" /> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>What has led to the growth of automotive mixed-model manufacturing?</strong></h4> <p>With vehicle programs costing billions of dollars to develop and launch, OEM manufacturers and suppliers are continually looking at ways to maximize efficiency to increase profitability. </p> <p>The rise of mixed-model assembly can be attributed to a range of factors:<br /> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><b>Shorterning vehicle development times:</b> product and manufacturing engineers are facing increasingly shorter timescales to launch vehicle programs.</li> <p>&nbsp;</p> <li><b>Increased, global competition:</b> we are trying to beat an increasing range of competitors to market, with narrowing profit margins.</li> <p>&nbsp;</p> <li><b>The need to exceed customer expectations:</b> customers need to be satisfied by delivering high-quality products, within a reasonable time after placing their order.</li> <p>&nbsp;</p> <li><b>Being flexible to changing customer demands:</b> producing a family of products is key to satisfying the changing needs of customers, as well as meeting the increasing desire for mass vehicle customization options.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>Implementing flexible manufacturing successfully using simulation</strong></h4> <p>When we look at manufacturing multiple vehicles in one facility, there can be conflicting objectives: </p> <ul> <li>We are trying to cut costs</li> <li>We want to reduce the overall time to market</li> <li>We are aiming to produce the highest quality product possible</li> </ul> <p>As you can see, manufacturers are really tasked with doing much more for less. These competing objectives are often why simulation tools like SIMUL8 are utilized as they provide the evidence needed to reduce risk when implementing effective mixed-model manufacturing facilities.</p> <p>Although mixed-model assembly has many advantages, it can increase the complexity of plant layout, logistics, and material flow. Simulation provides us with the means to prototype and test these elements to ensure that a plant has the capability to optimize inventory levels, lead times and resource utilization. </p></div> <div class="col-md-4"> <img src="http://blog.simul8.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/conflicting-objectives.png" alt="Conflicting objectives" class="alignright" width="90%"/> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>5 ways simulation can support mixed-model manufacturing planning</strong></h4> <p>Discrete event simulation is a computer-based model that mimics the operation of any real or proposed system. Software like SIMUL8 enables you to easily visualize manufacturing processes. You can then quickly measure, test and experiment with any changes to your processes in a cost-effective, risk-free environment.</p> <p>With the added ability to import our real-life assembly line data, simulation allows us to accurately model all the considerations, complexities, and variance involved in mixed model assembly, including:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>1. Identifying and optimizing takt times / cycle times</strong><br /> Lean, mixed-model assembly lines are optimized to customer demand, especially the takt times needed to produce the right product mix within the right time. </p> <p>Going far beyond what we could handle in precedence diagrams, simulation allows us to easily consider the effect of factors like shared resources across different processes or vehicle types, with each having unique cycle times. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2. Discovering the right product mix and scheduling scheme to maximize throughput</strong><br /> Similarly, we can set up and analyze different ‘what if’ scenarios and adjust our product mix accordingly. For example, producing these in a blend, a random fashion or in small batch sizes. </p> <p>Simulation can test these approaches to identify which has the biggest impact on jobs per hour/overall throughput. Even an increase of half a job per hour could make a huge difference in profit! </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>3. Accounting for the impact of downtime, changeover times and tool set-ups</strong><br /> With simulation, we can use exponential and erlang distributions to calculate downtime and repair times for every task, or at station level across the assembly.</p> <p>We can also do this for any changeovers and tool set-ups, so every time a different vehicle type travels through an asset that might require a tool setup or changeover; this will be accounted for in the simulation. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>4. Proving the impact of new technology or flexible tools to build a business case for investment </strong><br /> As well as identifying where existing machinery is causing bottlenecks due to factors like changeovers and tool setups, simulation can be used to make a business case for investment in equipment that can improve mixed-model assembly. </p> <p>For example, a simulation could prove the impact on cycle times of introducing a flexible tool with multiple faces; where instead of doing a full changeover, the table would rotate for each vehicle type. Rather than relying on AutoCAD layouts, spreadsheet calculations or even basic whiteboards to work through this process, a simulation can run comprehensive scenario testing in a very visual way. This allows your stakeholders and board members to see the impact of investing in new production tools and technology for themselves. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5. Comparing different routing options </strong><br /> Similar to above, we can test whether the manufacturing process might benefit from having a dedicated weld table for each unique product type, to completely eliminate changeovers and tool setups. Simulation can answer questions like <i>‘If we use parallel machines, will the sequence to get out of sync with late vehicles? Do we release one when one has a longer cycle time? Do we maintain the cycle time?’</i>. </p> <p>We can run mixed products through these routing decisions and from our simulation throughput results, we can easily identify whether or not we are going to meet the target value.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>Learn more about how simulation software is used by automotive manufacturers</strong></h4> <p>From these examples, we can see how simulation has become an invaluable tool for planning, testing and implementing mixed-model assembly processes.</p> <p>With the ability to run an entire facility in a simulation environment, manufacturers can easily and quickly conduct ‘what if’ analysis to get the answers they need to maximize throughput in a cost-effective environment.</p> <p>Take a look at our resources below to learn more about automotive simulation, or <a href="https://simul8.com/demo">contact a member of our team</a> to arrange a demo of SIMUL8.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="container" style="background-color: #eaeaea; padding: 20px 20px;"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-4"> <div style="background-color: #fff; padding: 10px 30px 10px 30px; min-height: 280px;"> <h4 style="color: #003255; font-weight: bold;line-height: 28px;">Balancing Mixed-Model Assembly Lines webinar</h4> <h3 style="color: #333; line-height: 26px; font-size: 18px;">Brian Harrington explains how simulation tools like SIMUL8 can support flexible automotive manufacturing and mixed model assembly.</h3> <p><a style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; color: #da1c5c;" href="https://www.simul8.com/manufacturing/resources/balancing-mixed-model-assembly-lines-with-simulation-video"><b>Watch webinar</b></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-4"> <div style="background-color: #fff; padding: 10px 30px 10px 30px; min-height: 280px;"> <h4 style="color: #003255; font-weight: bold;line-height: 28px;">Example Automotive Body Shop simulation</h4> <h3 style="color: #333; line-height: 26px; font-size: 18px;">View an example simulation that demonstrates the typical objectives of designing and running a flexible and efficient automotive body shop.</h3> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <a style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; color: #da1c5c;" href="https://www.simul8.com/manufacturing/resources/automotive-body-shop-simulation"><b>View simulation</b></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="col-md-4"> <div style="background-color: #fff; padding: 10px 30px 10px 30px; min-height: 280px;"> <h4 style="color: #003255; font-weight: bold;line-height: 28px;">Automotive Manufacturing Simulation Guide</h4> <h3 style="color: #333; line-height: 26px; font-size: 18px;">Learn why simulation is used throughout the life of an assembly plant; from design, to operational aspects and continuously improving performance.<br /> </h3> <p><a style="font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; color: #da1c5c;" href="https://www.simul8.com/manufacturing/resources/automotive-manufacturing-simulation-guide-video"><b>Watch webinar</b></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:52:21 -0600 Simul8 Blog: Bringing data to life with simulation https://blog.simul8.com/bringing-data-to-life-with-simulation/ <h4><span style="color: #129cc9;"><strong>Live webinar: Thursday May 11th, 11am (ET) / 4pm (BST) </strong></span></h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="row no-gutters"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;">Join Reece Holbrook, Technical Fellow at Medtronic, and discover how simulation is being used to turn available data from clinical trials into actionable insights for hospital electrophysiology lab managers.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In this webinar, you&#8217;ll learn how simulation has helped predict the economic benefits for those making choices about how to best utilize electrophysiology lab resources and align overall hospital resource spending.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-md-5 col-md-offset-1" style="background-color: #129cc9; padding: 10px 30px 30px 30px;"> <p style="color: #fff; font-size: 20px;">Sign up for the live webinar</p> <form id="WFM_form" class="secure form-horizontal" action="https://www.simul8.com/support/botshield.php" method="POST" name="WFM_form" target="_top"><input name="action" type="hidden" value="https://www.simul8.com/WFM/WFM_process.php" /><br /> <input name="WFM_ID" type="hidden" value="568" /><!-- NAME FIELD --></p> <div class="form-group"> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_name" class="form-control" name="WFM_name" type="text" autofocus="" placeholder="Name" /></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="col-sm-10"><input id="WFM_email" class="form-control" name="WFM_email" required="" type="email" placeholder="Email" /></div> <p><!-- END NAME FIELD --></p> </div> <p><!-- SUBMIT FIELD --><br /> <button class="btn pink-btn col-md-5 col-sm-5 col-xs-12" style="background-color: #bfd040; color: #333; border: 1px solid #333;" type="submit">Sign up now</button><br /> <!-- END SUBMIT FIELD --></p> </form> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:49:43 -0600 FlexSim Blog: FlexSim 2017 Update 1: More VR, improved ease of use https://www.flexsim.com/flexsim-2017-update-1-vr-improved-ease-use/ <p>FlexSim 2017 Update 1 is now officially out and ready for download! Head over to the Downloads section of your account to get the software now. (Don&#8217;t have a FlexSim account? Sign up for free here!) This update to FlexSim 2017 takes FlexSim’s virtual reality capabilities to the next level. It starts with the Oculus [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com/flexsim-2017-update-1-vr-improved-ease-use/">FlexSim 2017 Update 1: More VR, improved ease of use</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com">FlexSim Simulation Software</a>.</p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:49:52 -0600 Success in Simulation: Simio Presents the 2017 User Group Meeting http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/simio/ELzt/~3/fcOhNhoARN8/ <p><b></b><span style="font-weight: 400;">Simio is pleased to announce the 1</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">st</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Annual Simio User Group Meeting, scheduled for May 24-25, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting will be very interactive and informative for current or future users of Simio’s simulation and scheduling software.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The meeting will be held at the </span><a href="https://www.druryhotels.com/locations/Pittsburgh-PA"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which is a brand new hotel built in the historic Federal Reserve Bank building.</span></p> <p><b>Who Can Attend?</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Anyone currently using Simio’s </span><a href="https://www.simio.com/products/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">simulation and scheduling software</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> for any industry is invited to attend. Alternatively, if your company is considering using Simio software, we invite you to attend, as well, to gather more information about the product and how it can help you.</span></p> <p><b>What to Expect</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This meeting will be jam-packed with great presentations, advanced learning seminars and outstanding networking opportunities with Simio users and employees. With your registration, you will also receive meals, a book including all of the papers presented at the meeting for both days, and a special Pittsburgh themed gift!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There will be plenty of information to go around, so if you’ve invested in Simio, you won’t want to miss this event. You’ll be able to see real user experiences and get some great feedback on how to better utilize the software to generate even greater results.</span></p> <p><b>Information for Presenters</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you currently use Simio software and would like to present a paper at the User Group Meeting, </span><a href="https://www.simio.com/resources/events/2017-User-Group-Meeting/Paper-Presentation.php"><span style="font-weight: 400;">we’d love to hear from you</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All the paper needs is the following information:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A brief overview of your company</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why you chose Simio</span></li> <li>The approach used in Simio</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Results achieved by using Simio</span></li> </ul> <p><b>Pricing Information</b></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A block of rooms are reserved. However, in order to receive the discounted rate to the hotel, you must book your room on or prior to April 20, 2017. The prices for the event itself are:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Early Registration (before April 14, 2017) &#8211; $50 for attendees, $40 for presenters</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Open Registration (before May 12, 2017) &#8211; $60 for attendees</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Late Registration &#8211; $100 for attendees</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Note: All presenters must be registered by April 14, 2017.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We encourage you to attend this event so you can learn more about Simio success stories. Be sure to </span><a href="https://www.simio.com/resources/events/2017-User-Group-Meeting/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">sign up today</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to secure the early registration rate.</span></p> <p>Hope to see you there!</p> <p>Eric Howard</p> <p>VP of Marketing</p> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:04:48 -0600 Simul8 Blog: SIMUL8 2017 is here! https://blog.simul8.com/simul8-2017-is-here-share-the-power-of-simul8-with-anyone-everywhere/ <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>Share the power of SIMUL8 with anyone, everywhere.</strong></span></h4> <h4><img src="http://blog.simul8.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BlogHeader.png" alt="2017 blog header" width="2100" height="250" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7442" /></h4> <h4><span style="color: #003255; line-height: 28px;"><strong>We’re really excited to be launching SIMUL8 2017 today. Like all of our releases this is once again driven by you, our users with features and improvements that have been requested or inspired by you and the simulations that are transforming your organizations. </strong></span></h4> <p>&nbsp;<br /> From working with our users for over 20 years one common theme that we see is that <b>simulation projects thrive through collaboration</b> and when simulation builders engage their stakeholders the results are amazing.</p> <p>In SIMUL8 2017 we wanted to make it faster and easier than ever before for you to do this. That’s why we’ve created SIMUL8 studio. </p> <blockquote> <h3><span style="line-height: 32px; color: #003255; font-style: italic;">SIMUL8 Studio is a visual and interactive online platform where you can upload, view and share simulations across any device. This allows you to increase stakeholder engagement, improve communication and transform decision making across your organization.</span></h3> </blockquote> <p>As well as access to SIMUL8 Studio, SIMUL8 2017 also delivers great new features and improvements including work item tracking, increased trial speed and custom UI enhancements that will help you build simulations and get results faster than ever.</p> <p>We really hope you love SIMUL8 2017 and SIMUL8 Studio as much as we do. Our teams of Customer Advocates, Product Managers, Developers and Testers have all been working hard to ensure SIMUL8 2017 delivers what you need for your process improvement projects. </p> <p>If you’re on Annual Maintenance then you’ll be one of the first to receive your copy of SIMUL8 2017, so look out for it in your inbox soon.</p> <p>If you have any questions or feedback about SIMUL8 2017 or SIMUL8 studio then get in touch and our team will be happy to help. </p> <p><b>To find out more about SIMUL8 2017 visit <a href="https://www.simul8.com/2017">SIMUL8.com/2017</a></b></p> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:12:43 -0600 FlexSim Blog: How to Get Better at Simulation while Helping Others https://www.flexsim.com/how-to-get-better-at-simulation-while-helping-others/ <p>A wise person once said: “To be good at simulation modeling you must practice daily.” The tried and true solution is to find more projects to work on within your organization. But I’d like to submit a more charitable path.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com/how-to-get-better-at-simulation-while-helping-others/">How to Get Better at Simulation while Helping Others</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.flexsim.com">FlexSim Simulation Software</a>.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:05 -0700 Lanner Simulation Blog: WITNESS Horizon - Available Now! http://www.lanner.com/en/blog-entry.cfm?theFqID=B5F8EE76-D4AE-52C7-7049368BB8AB3614 The latest version of WITNESS is available to download for maintained customers now. Find out more about WITNESS Horizon below or head over to my.lanner.com to upgrade. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 18:00:00 -0600