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  1. Hi Shawn, I thought of this, I've actually got a column called Delay_Days. I didn't think of adding a delay in before/after process because I'm worried it'll throw resources off, as in, it'll keep them utilised when instead they should be working on other tasks that don't need delay. Would this still work?
  2. Hi all, This one has been confusing me for a few days now. I'm busy building a large 200+ task process, using Task Sequence. For 95% of the tasks, task predecessors are used, and it works fine. However, some tasks can only start after x days. For example, task 5 requires task 4 to be complete & can only start after 4 days. I've tried looking for a place to put this. Things I've tried: 1. Branch type in Task info, where the condition is: "TimeNow > ModelEntity.TimeCreated + ProcessingTasks.Delay_Days" that checks if the current time is more than the initial start of the task plus the time that it needs to wait. This works, but it just skips these altogether. I'd like the resource to check again the next day the tasks that were skipped. 2. Add in additional resources that only become available after x days, and the tasks seizes this additional resource. However, the tasks are seizing multiple resources (e.g. Finance team, Accounts team, etc., so it's specifically looking at a column I've defined in the task resource table. 3. Creating additional servers to represent these "waiting tasks", however, this looks messy and not sure how it can scale/be modified. Any ideas?
  3. Hi all, With the success of SET's previous two webinars, we've been asked to showcase our other Simio talks at the virtual Converge20 event. Along with many other talks at the event, these are the ones that will focus on Simio and it's applications: Willem Daling: Using Digital Twin Technology in Mining Handre Dreyer: Improve Planning & Scheduling Control via Continuous Simulation Register here (free) This event is not limited to simulation modelling, and will cover a whole range of other operational technologies across various industries. Below is the agenda for the event:
  4. Hi there, Yes it will be saved. If you register, you'll still receive a copy of the webinar a few days after as well as some bonus resources.
  5. Power BI & Simio Webinar - July 2020 Enhancing your Simio Results using Power BI MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION About the Webinar We're hosting this one to accommodate people in the central time zone as well as for people who missed the previous webinar Simulation modeling has many benefits, namely its ability to forecast and predict multiple scenarios. Simio does an incredible job of providing the user with incredible results, and Power BI enhances these results with useful insights and visualizations. This webinar will provide the benefits of using Power BI for Simio outputs, optimizing your analytics, and giving you a better understanding for decision-making purposes. What will be covered Overview of Power BI benefits with Simio Simulation models Real-world case study of a Simio project using Power BI dashboards Questions and answers for people attending the webinar More details Date: 09 July 2020 Time: 10:00 CAT (UTC +2) Duration: 45 minutes Location: Microsoft Teams (link on registration) Price: Free Hosts Jaco Botha Pr Eng, Managing Director, SE Marco Agas, Webinar Host, SET Presenters Nicolas Finn, Power BI / Simio Trainer, SET Hulda Viljoen, Simulation Engineer, SET
  6. Hi Dalin! Apologies, I got a bit confused with the time zones (we're catering for the US audience, which starts at 10am). However, I had set it to 10am on my side too (10am +2 GMT), so the timing was off. It's fixed now though. In your case, if we get too many signups, we'll repeat the webinar at another time to suit other time zones. We'll also be sending all participants who can't make it a presentation and recording of what was covered.
  7. Please note that space is limited, click the link below soon to register: MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION
  8. Power BI & Simio Webinar - May 2020 Enhancing your Simio Results using Power BI MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION About the Webinar Simulation modeling has many benefits, namely its ability to forecast and predict multiple scenarios. Simio does an incredible job of providing the user with incredible results, and Power BI enhances these results with useful insights and visualizations. This webinar will provide the benefits of using Power BI for Simio outputs, optimizing your analytics, and giving you a better understanding for decision-making purposes. What will be covered Overview of Power BI benefits with Simio Simulation models Real-world case study of a Simio project using Power BI dashboards Questions and answers for people attending the webinar More details Date: 28 May 2020 Time: 10:00 PT / 17:00 GMT Duration: 1 hour Location: Microsoft Teams (link on registration) Price: Free Hosts Jaco Botha Pr Eng, Managing Director, SE Marco Agas, Webinar Host, SET Presenters Nicolas Finn, Power BI / Simio Trainer, SET Hulda Viljoen, Simulation Engineer, SET
  9. I've got multiple workers going to single server. As the title implies, I'd like these workers to mimic the real-life behaviour of randomly going on leave for a random amount of time. Ideally I'm looking for something that's shown in vehicles or servers, but for workers. Does anyone here know an easy workaround for this? I did think about adding in a add-on process after the worker releases an entity with a counter, and after a certain count the worker is seized for a random amount of time. I just thought there would be a better way. Another alternative would be creating a work schedule for each worker, but there's over 60, so that might take a while.
  10. Hi all, Was wondering if Simio has machine learning capabilities? If so, are there examples/tutorials on how to do it? If not, are there plans for it to be included in the future?
  11. Hi all, I'm still a bit new to simulations, but here is the first one, it's a Dice Game used to reflect the effects of variation in a business. Often people will assume that just because you have good and bad days, your variation will eventually average out. This uses a simple claims process, where a task is dependant on the previous task, and can only handle what is currently in its work in progress pile (not what is coming next). The game works like this: - Each day, a person rolls his/her dice - This determines his/her current capacity (same for the customer) - The process can't take from the previous pile (even if they have excess capacity) The simulation highlights the effects of balancing flow, not capacity. I've added some properties that you can change at each one of the stations, such as a constant dice role or reduced variation. Last week my BPO team played the game (only for 10 days), then I showed them the simulation that runs for 200 days. Playing around with the different properties was also interesting and insightful. Any improvement comments are more than welcome, like I said, I'm still learning. Have fun! DiceGame_V3.spfx
  12. Hi all, I'm busy with creating simulation games that replicate the various concepts in Lean Six Sigma. These include impacts of variation in a system, multitasking effects, etc. If anyone is interested I can clean them up a bit and share them here. They work great for teaching people the various concepts, as I've added the ability to change the inputs to get different throughput/cycle time and work in progress results.
  13. Hi all, I'm setting up a presentation to get accross the benefits of using Simio over Excel. They are pretty stubborn, as they've been using Excel for years now for project predictions. I just wanted to know has anyone here been in a similar predicament? If so, what tools (examples, interective games, slides, etc) did you use to get your point accross? I've set up a presentation, using old project examples as well as the benefits of the analytical vs simulation approaches, just wondered if there's anything else that I'm missing. Thanks!
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