Logistics is a challenging and important activity because it serves as an integrating or boundary spanning function. It links suppliers with customers and it integrates functional entities across a company.
Simulation software can help you increase your service reliability, optimize truck utilization, or complete more shipments. It can be used to identify areas of your logistics model that are causing problems, and then investigate solutions without expensive capital investments. Simulation software is especially effective at improving logistics systems. The pre-built objects make it easy to quickly build a model of your current system. With the model you can identify the problem and test solutions. Then you can improve your system with confidence.
Warehouses have specific system concerns. Whether it is cross dock, break bulk, storage, or consolidation warehouse simulation software can help make the processes within it more efficient.
Simulation software can help optimize warehouse space and layout, identify ways to improve inventory turnover, or increase productivity of picking operations.
What if our supplier for this part went out of business? What if we shipped by train instead of truck? Simulation software can help measure the resiliency of a supply-chain and identify how changes on one end will affect the customer.
The FlexSim GIS (Geographic Information System) module is a powerful tool for modeling supply chains, inter-logistics, and any other transportation uses where travel time and distance are a factor. It allows users to both visualize and accurately simulate travel, and it comes pre-configured to automatically route paths across road networks around the world.
Using customer, supplier and distribution center shipment data—including delivery orders and geographics locations—FlexSim GIS renders a detailed digital model of the whole distribution network with roads and transports.
Combining BI analysis and GIS simulation, FlexSim Digital Twin can accurately predict supply chain operational costs and compare multiple logistics scenarios to optimize operational expenses without impacting performance.
Examples include monitoring haulage costs, divided by inbound and outbound, clustered haulage distance and movements, pallets and trucks, etc.
Simulation software makes improving your transportation process simpler. It can model the variability that is inherent in transportation, and determine the effectiveness of any approach. Building a network of transportation paths is easier with the built-in objects in FlexSim simulation software. Spend less time building a model and more time investigating ways to improve it.
Airports are complex systems that require comprehensive analysis. Simulation software is the ideal tool. It can help identify ways to reduce departure delays, improve baggage handling time, or move people more smoothly through security.
Airport simulation is made easy by the built-in object library, where you can drag-and-drop people and equipment into the model. The 3D environment makes understanding what is really happening in your airport easier.
Traffic simulation play key role for planners and engineers that need an accurate and detailed assessment of traffics impact on several environmental parameters, such us gas emission and road congestion.
A simulation model that represent city topology, roads, travelling vehicles, traffic profile patterns is a perfect tool with the purpose of analysis and assessment of vehicle movements and delivery activities and their impact on traffic and on environment.
Simulation also allows to analyze a large number of operating scenarios, for different strategies and technologies, conduct comparisons and assess the impact of future conditions or events.