Case Studies

Forecasting production resources with simulation software (BAE Systems)

Simio Enterprise Edition software with scheduling functionality helped BAE Systems meet production deadlines and now is used for a variety of forecasting and scheduling challenges including decreasing overtime, developing training goals, writing proposals, and evaluating capital investments.

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Optimizing Transport Systems in the Gulf of Mexico (Shell)

To devise a strategy in Shell where utilization of ship vessels was redefined from dedicated support vessels for each installation, to a model where most installations share the same vessel (“Strategy”). Shell contracts with multiple suppliers of vessels to support logistic requirements for its global assets. With multiple offshore locations needing supply from multiple port facilities, vessel demand can be irregular yet very high. Port facilities have limited storage capacity and coordinating scheduled arrival of material at base with the expected loading times becomes challenging.

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MES Solution for the Capital Region of Denmark

To handle the detailed planning, Simio is used because it calculates an optimal plan for execution, based on a simulated model of the facility. Planning and re-planning are carried out dynamically and does constantly take into account the condition and the current load of the facility.

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Simulation-Based Decision Support System for JSF Production (Lockheed Martin)

A detailed discrete event simulation model built within Simio simulation software and used to simulate resource requirements in support of future schedules / schedule changes.

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$115 Billion 401K Boost Predicted with Simio Process Model

Simio shows if auto portability is widely adopted in retirement industry, within one generation small cash-outs could be reduced by two-thirds, from $7 billion annually to less than $2.5 billion annually. As a result, auto portability could generate more than $115 billion in new employer-plan savings for the current and next generation of plan participants.

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Campus-Wide Surgery Planning Discrete Event Simulation

The Nebraska Medical Center saw an opportunity during the programming phase of their future Comprehensive Cancer Center to rethink the surgery platform campus-wide. It was a major decision point in the programming project to analyze the current surgery suite locations, which could potentially encompass four separate spaces with the existing University Tower and Hixson-Lied Building and the addition of the new Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ambulatory Center and Eye Center. The goal of the project was to determine the optimal future location(s) for specific patient populations based on prioritized operational goals. Given the complexity and variation within the system, Discrete Event Simulation
(DES) was deemed as the best tool for this analysis.

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Simulation-Based Production Scheduling System (Steel tubing manufacturer)

Manufacturing management struggles with meeting KPIs. Their manufacturing system is so complex that it is virtually impossible to create a spreadsheet, algorithm, or optimization to schedule the facility. As such, management finds it difficult to have confidence in any solution claiming to predict on-time delivery performance.

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Airport Authorities: How to Answer Tough Terminal Capacity Questions

Simio is used by airlines, aircraft manufacturers, government agencies, airport authorities and engineering consultancies to visualize, quantify, understand and predict the consequences of their actions. On a daily basis, airport planners are called upon to solve issues in areas as diverse as passenger processing, baggage handling, terminal maintenance, air side circulation, ATC, parking lots, cargo, call centers, even roadway construction. With Simio, you can rest assured that no matter what the issues of the day are, you will be able to model, quantify, improve and sell your ideas.

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Case for Enhancing Master Plan Decision Support: International Airport Operations

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) just completed stage 1 of the expansion of the Lynden Pindling International Airport terminals. NAD secured the services of Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS) to review the airside capacity regarding the ability of the single runway to handle the additional traffic that would eventually be fostered by its new terminal.

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Nissan Europe Engineering Selects Simio to Model Production of NV200 Van

To aid in the production of its new NV200 Van, Nissan Europe Engineering relied on Simio's discrete-event simulation software to validate the layout of assembly lines in the automaker's Barcelona plant.

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Big Data Intelligence for Eco-Friendly Bus Routing: A Case Study

This study shows that by synthesizing big data analytics with passengers’ arrival pattern, the fuel efficiency can be improved by 10-20 percent, potentially reducing 15 percent of operating cost and 24 thousand tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

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AECOM Uses Simio® to Determine Edmonton Airport's De-icing Needs

A gateway to Alberta's oil sands region, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) covers over 7,000 acres – making it Canada's largest major airport by area. EIA serves about 6 million passengers per year and offers non-stop service to more than 50 national and international destinations -- and it's one of the nation's fastest growing airports.

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Simio Models Movement of Armed Forces Between Germany and Afghanistan

In cooperation with the Bundeswehr University in Munich, German Simio partner ATS Prozessoptimierung and Brühl-based Konekta Consulting GmbH utilized Simio simulation software to explore the possibilities of different methods of operations research, specifically the use of simulation to optimize the supply chains of the Bundeswehr.

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Brazil's Leading Ethanol Producer Finds Simulation Offers Fast, Picture-Perfect Analysis of Agricultural Operations

Cosan chose discrete event simulation to analyze the dynamics of their operations, identify bottlenecks and points for improvement, and assess value scenarios. In order to visualize operations while quickly getting answers to their implementations, they selected Simio®, a new, state of the art, 3D rapid modeling simulation software capability. Over the course of three months, newly hired engineers collected data in the field and received hands-on training and modeling assistance from Paragon Consulting of San Palo.

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