Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation Software

Model discrete events and manage complex simulations using Simio. With Simio, your enterprise can choose to automate complex simulation processes using its expansive features.

Most business process and manufacturing operations can be defined by sequences of separate, discrete events or activities needed to achieve a specified goal. The loading and unloading of material handling equipment within warehouses is one example of the discrete event that defines business operations. In this example, the material handling equipment arrives at the warehouse, goes to a specified unloading station, drops its load before departing. The aforementioned steps the equipment goes define the sequence of discrete events that occurs within a shop floor.

To simulate these events to learn more about the process, a discrete event simulation (DES) software is used. The simulation software sees every stop as an event while the material handling equipment’s movement between point A and B is modeled as a time delay. Advanced discrete event simulation software is capable of developing 3D models and animations of the entire sequence thus integrating 3D visualization into discrete event simulations.

Industries that Rely on Discrete Event Simulations

Discrete event simulations provide actionable insights into processes within a facility. The results from DES simulations are widely used for design and implementation tasks, operational analysis, resource allocation, advanced planning, and logistics management. This means a DES simulation can enhance any process that relies on discrete events.

The manufacturing industry, healthcare, hospitality, banking and finance, and e-commerce industrial niches all rely on discrete event simulations for business insight into everyday operations. DES software also plays important roles in scheduling and automation which are some of the major driving forces of Industry 4.0.

Simio Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation Software

Simio software provides an intuitive workspace for modeling facility resources and entities, as well as for running discrete event simulations. Simio provides a standard library of fixed objects and the tools for developing accurate 3D models that represent process workflows and resources. Simio also supports animating workflows and the integration of custom models representing shop floor resources into animations.

You can use Simio to develop sophisticated process animations that integrate model data, material handling workflows, and process logic to evaluate business operations in order to enhance them. Simio is also equipped with advanced debugging tools which reduces the time wasted debugging discrete event simulations.

Benefits of Discrete Event Simulation with Simio

Leverage the Cloud – Simio provides enterprises with a cloud-enabled portal which supports the scaling of your computing needs and collaboration. Using Simio in the cloud enables access to simulation result regardless of location. It also ensures different stakeholders can view simulations and collaborate using the same model when making decisions.

Optimized Simulations – Simio offers OptQuest, a high-performing simulation engine, which brings efficiency to the table. With OptQuest, enterprises can automate complex simulation processes to get the best possible outcomes from different simulations. 

Experimentation and Validation - Simio provides an expansive environment for managing process validation and executing complex experiments within facilities. This makes it an important tool for facilities interested in digitally transforming business operations and processes through simulations.

You can learn more about Simio’s discrete event simulation capabilities today by simply requesting for a demonstration of its features.

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