Case Studies

  • GE Manufacturing Plant Uses AnyLogic for Real Time Decision Support
    In 2012, GE opened a new battery manufacturing plant in conjunction with the launch of an innovative energy storage business. GE’s exciting opportunity brought on many new challenges, such as increasing production throughput and yield under evolving processes and uncertainties, and reducing manufacturing costs in order to gain market share. The GE Global Research Center sought out a powerful and flexible tool to analyze, not just the specific process, but the manufacturing system as a whole.
  • Shipyard Capacity Analysis
    With AnyLogic simulation software as the centerpiece, NASSCO utilizes a custom-built analysis system called the Large Scale Computer Simulation Modeling System for Shipbuilding (LSMSe) to provide highly detailed and accurate capacity analyses for both current production and potential new work.
  • Production Planning in Marine Industry
    The managers of one of the most important Italian yacht manufacturers needed a new, intelligent approach that would make the planning process simpler. The objective was to give the real production planner exceptionally rich planning information, which would allow the person to test and refine a plan before its implementation.
  • Simulating Ice Cream Production: Recognizing Constraints and Optimizing Production Plan
    Conaprole, the biggest dairy production company in Uruguay, produces more than 150 SKUs in their ice cream plant, using five production lines, and up to five different packaging configurations for each line. The management’s challenge was to be able to reformulate their plans in order to balance supply and demand and make sure they would avoid stock-outs in key products. They also sought ways to optimize the use of their production capacities.
  • Simple Simulation Model Helps Intel Avoid Production Plant Downtime
    Intel factories used a particular type of equipment that often broke down, which caused capacity constraints. These expensive parts were used in critical factory operations, and the repairs took significant time, so it was necessary to have extra spare parts on hand to avoid downtimes. Broken parts caused constraints at some of the factories while other factories over purchased spares.
  • Improving Mining Outbound Logistics with Agent-Based Simulation Modeling
    One of the largest resource companies in the world, with over $80 billion in sales, decided to enter a new market. It was planning to build a new potash mine with 90% of the resources exported. They wanted to design a reliable supply chain, with a high speed of supply replenishing, and the ability to recover from natural disasters and man-made crises benefiting from such volatility. Amalgama and Goldratt companies contracted this project to design the potash mining operations and a full supply chain of outbound logistics.
  • Modeling and Optimization of Oil Production Using AnyLogic Fluid Library
    Canada is the third largest country to have oil reserves. However, most of the oil is in oil sand – the mixture of sand, oil, and water – which has to be heated up with steam to emit the oil. It is costly to maintain such a distribution system, and outages may lead to disruptions in steam injection and oil production. Stream Systems company applied AnyLogic simulation modeling to optimize expenditures and capture production lags
  • Highly Automated Production Line Planning and Optimization
    Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG is a global supplier of technology and equipment for the photovoltaics, semiconductor, and microelectronics industries. The company needed to identify the best automated production line and factory configuration to minimize costs and maximize throughput and reliability.
  • Simulation of the Construction of a Tunnel with a Tunnel Boring Machine
    The cost of one hour of down time of a tunnel boring machine is usually high and project managers have to do their best to avoid unnecessary delays in construction. The aim of the simulation project, which was carried out at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, was to create a simulation model that would be capable of determining the bottlenecks in tunnel building processes in order to minimize the possible monetary losses.
  • Shipyard Proves Order Fulfillment Capability and Gains Visibility into Production Facility and Distribution
    Faced with a large order for diesel powered submarines, Admiralty Shipyards JSC must evaluate whether the current production facilities can fulfill the order, and if not, what amount can be produced by the year 2016. Admiralty Shipyards JSC is also seeking confirmation that an additional production facility will not be needed to complete the order.