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How Fruit of the Loom Saved 20% on Shipping Cost 05.01.2017 Rene Reiter

Fruit of the Loom (FOTL), one of the largest US apparel manufacturers was expanding its product line in early 2014 and faced the decision to add a new distribution center (DC) or to redistribute products to a pre-existing DC. To identify the benefits of each option in terms of cost and supply chain optimization, Fruit of the Loom required greater visualization than typical supply chain management tools could offer.
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Dimensioning of Bike Sharing Systems in the City of Leon, Guanajuato, MX 01.12.2016 Rene Reiter

A smart bike sharing system can provide fast and easy access to public transportation where short trips are common for a large portion of the population. Urban planning officials in the City of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico believe the socioeconomic conditions along with its societies adherence to this mode of transportation combined with the urban trace and physical conditions encourage the adoption of a bike sharing system. The City of Leon contracted Karla Margarita Gamez Pérez, Eleazar Puente Rivera, and her team from The University of Monterrey to research the possibility of a bike sharing system prior to implementation. Karla’s team chose AnyLogic Software for simulation modeling to carry out the design and dimensioning of the system.
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Improve Public Transit Bus Rider Satisfaction 14.03.2016 Rene Reiter

In public transport, bus bunching refers to a group of two or more transit vehicles (such as buses or trains), which were scheduled to be evenly spaced running along the same route, instead running in the same location at the same time, according to Wikipedia. Dave Sprogis, Volunteer Software Developer, and Data Analyst in Watertown, MA noticed a constant complaint from residents about bus service provided by the MBTA. On a route that advertises a bus “every 10 minutes or less” during rush hour, waits were frequently more than 30 minutes, sometimes an hour! As you probably assume, buses do not start out bunched — they start out evenly spaced according to the schedule that deploys them. However, as the buses run the route, some run a little faster while others run a little slower. There is variability in traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, numbers of passengers loading and unloading, or even differences in driver pace.[...]
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Customer-Centric Transportation Network Modeling 20.02.2015 Rene Reiter

The sphere of public transportation services in Australia is undergoing a transformation in response to a number of drivers, such as a need for inter-modal integration and widespread introduction of consumer information technologies. However, in order to better address new challenges associated with these changes one must first develop an understanding of the dynamic relationships between the way public transportation system operates and the many ways in which people use it to achieve desired mobility. The public transportation company employed PwC to develop a solution for better decision-making and problem-solving. A model was built using AnyLogic 7 as a platform to unify and animate various static data into a dynamic system of interactions. The model is based on three sources of information: network structure provided in GIS format, service timetable in tabular form and ticket sales information gathered from a variety of systems. [...]
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AnyLogic 7.1 Demo: Linking Maps and Simulation 24.12.2014 Rene Reiter

Supporting all three modeling methods, AnyLogic is the most functional software on the market. With the new GIS map features, its capabilities are beyond your expectations. Watch this video to see how easy you can build a transportation model with GIS maps in AnyLogic 7.1. The simple click by click instructions begin with building a flow chart, finding a city via the built in search engine and sending a truck from San Francisco to Phoenix, no coding needed! Search for pharmacies, stores, bus stops and more, then convert the objects in to model markup elements in just two clicks. Plus zoom and pan can be used while building and running the model. You can view these and a detailed description of all features available in AnyLogic 7.1, on our website.
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Forecast Transportation Scenarios and Evaluate Alternative Solutions with ATOM 14.08.2014 Rene Reiter

Many companies operating large transportation fleets manage logistics with the help of master planning software, such as Oracle SNO, i2, iLog. These linear programing instruments are important, but not enough for successful transportation management and strategy. ATOM’s distinctive feature is the use of simulation models to reproduce the behavior of a real system. The simulation model includes specific characteristics, limitations, and uncertainty, then in addition, captures unexpected dynamics, unlike typical mathematical models.
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Supply Chain Model Using Agent Based Simulation- Live Demonstration 23.04.2014 Rene Reiter

Managing a supply chain requires complex analysis and strategic planning. Modeling and simulation with AnyLogic software allows you to stress your system and optimize strategies – all in a virtual environment. An example supply chain model was demonstrated live by Andrei Borchshev, CEO of The AnyLogic Company and is also available for you to run on www.runthemodel.com. This model of a supply network, comes with an Adaptive Supply Chain tool. It is US-wide and consists of part suppliers, producers, distributors and retailers whose properties can be viewed and edited with just one click. For example, the stationary (s,S) inventory policy applies throughout the whole supply chain, but you can change both the “order point” and the “order up to” level of any individual object. [...]
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