WSC 2005 Final Abstracts
Monday 10:30:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
Palisade Corporation and
Stephen Webb (Webb Systems Ltd.)
ShowFlow is the software product designed to model,
simulate, animate and analyze processes in commerce, logistics, manufacturing
and materials handling. ShowFlow was developed from the renowned Taylor II
system. ShowFlow 2, released in March 2005, contains many interesting
features: screen resolutions beyond 1024x768 now supported in all
visualization modes; model files are associated with ShowFlow and can be
opened by clicking on them; long file names are supported; completely
redesigned and many more speed bar buttons; extensively revised help file with
many more hints and tips. If you want to introduce simulation into your
organization and are looking for a low-budget powerful simulator, visit our
product presentation - we will demonstrate the potential of ShowFlow with a
number of reference projects.
Using data for your advantage. Palisade Corporation,
the leader in analysis and simulation software tools, is pleased to announce
the release of NeuralTools, the Neural Networks add-in for Microsoft Excel.
NeuralTools has a broad range of applications where sets of data can be used
to predict future outcomes. In this session, attendees will discover how to
analyze and use existing data to solve problems and identify opportunities.
This seminar will include the use of NeuralTools in prediction applications.
Statistical analysis with Palisade’s StatTools and analysis under uncertainty
using @RISK will also be covered.
Monday 1:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
Rockwell Software and XJ Technologies
Vivek Bapat (Rockwell Software)
Specifically designed for newcomers to simulation, this
session introduces basic modeling concepts, features, animation and scenario
management, and comprehensive simulation project management. Demonstrations
include basic applications in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics,
defense, healthcare, call center and business process scenarios.
XJ Technologies-AnyLogic 6
XJ Technologies presents AnyLogic version 6, the major
step forward in simulation technology. While inheriting all recognized
features of AnyLogic 5 (multi-paradigm modeling with system dynamics, discrete
event and agent based approaches, object-orientedness and open architecture),
version 6 is totally Java solution based on IBM Eclipse technology. It has a
much more intuitive user interface with a lot of services speeding up the
model development and offers even more flexibility for developing custom
solutions and toolkits in various application areas.
Tuesday 8:30:00 AM 10:00:00 AM
Promodel Corp. and Automation
Napoletano (ProModel Corporation)
Over 90% of all projects are late and over budget! Why?
Because when developing plans, traditional methods don’t account for
variability in processes and complex interdependencies combined with resource
contention. ProModel Project Simulator is a Microsoft Project plug-in that
enables planners to incorporate these factors into their project plans. Want
more? Roll up projects and predict the impacts of resource contention on
portfolio performance using Portfolio Simulator.
Automation Associates, Inc.-TMS
Dronzek (Automation Associates, Inc.)
Automation Associates applies its Modeling Studio
technology to industries such as transportation, manufacturing, healthcare and
food service. This session will highlight the Transportation Modeling Studio
(TMS) and its use with a variety of simulation applications. Global supply
chain case studies will include ports, rail and distribution centers.
Tuesday 10:30:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
Incontrol Enterprise Dynamics–Airport/Rail
Fred Jansma (Incontrol Enterprise Dynamics)
Airports, airlines and railway operators around the
world use Enterprise Dynamics to model, simulate and visualize their
operations. With dedicated solutions such as Samanta, Simone, Friso and Plato
it is possible to simulate each process within an airport or the railways:
SAMANTA-the most complete simulation solution for modeling baggage handling,
passenger flow, scheduling security and check-in, traffic simulation; Simone-
railway simulator developed together with Dutch Railways, application tests
timetables for robustness; Friso-optimizing hump yard operations;
Plato-simulating passenger flows on train stations. During this presentation
the power of these dedicated simulation solutions will be demonstrated.
Incontrol Enterprise Dynamics–Production/Logistics
Fred Jansma (Incontrol Enterprise Dynamics)
Production and logistics is probably the biggest
simulation market today. The Enterprise Dynamics Logistics Suite is the “ready
to use” simulation solution to model, simulate, visualize and control your
production line or warehouse. The easy-to-use building blocks allow you to
minimize the time spent on modeling and simulating new facilities and future
changes in the design of existing factories. In this vendor track we will
show: automatic model generation; production line simulation, emulation and
control. Are you ready to enter the digital future?
Tuesday 1:30:00 PM 3:00:00 PM
Rockwell Software and Brooks
Rockwell Software-Arena Advanced
Bapat (Rockwell Software)
Designed for experienced simulation practitioners, this
session surveys several new concepts and advanced features in Arena.
Demonstrations include advanced applications in manufacturing, supply chain,
logistics, defense, healthcare, call center and business process scenarios.
Decision making in industry has become more complicated
in recent years. Customers are more demanding, competition is more fierce, and
costs for labor and raw materials continue to rise. Managers need
state-of-the-art tools to help in planning, design, and operations of their
facilities. Simulation provides a virtual factory where ideas can be tested
and performance improved. The AutoMod product suite from Brooks Automation has
been used on thousands of projects to help engineers and managers make the
best decisions possible. Come see the latest AutoMod release of one of the
most widely used simulation software packages.