Modelling for Better Operations Scheduling and Throughput Optimization

Simulation modelling solves real-world problems safely and efficiently

Do You Need Simulation?

How to determine the effective or maximal throughput, identify the bottlenecks or in which situations the bottleneck moves, establish the best schedule, or evaluate if there are enough resources?

Will it be possible to deliver on time, is it possible to reduce costs or to increase the throughput, what is the most desirable expansion scenario?

These are typical questions expressing an underlying need to model operations using simulation. They may highlight operations scheduling and throughput optimization opportunities.

Simulation of a warehouse in a distribution center of a supply chain with packaging

The Power of Discrete Events Simulation

Discrete Event Simulation allows to understand and model operations for which time, variability, movement, and resource availability are critical elements. Combined to complex operations and production schedules, these model elements can characterize process inefficacities or underdelivered throughput. Learn more by reading our whitepaper on what is a model.

Modelling, simulation and optimization require the integration of technical data, historical data and process knowledge

Discovering underlying interactions and key drivers provides intelligence on the whole process. A better production planning or operations scheduling enhances the productivity, augments the throughput, and can help justifying investments. A global view for fact-based decision-making!

Our Globally Recognized Expertise

Modelling, simulation and optimization of surface open pit and underground mining ore haulage and traffic

Our consultants have extensive experience in developing complex models for many applications. In addition to having developed unique specialized libraries for bulk materials simulation, traffic and maintainability, they have published scientific peer-reviewed articles and participated in several international conferences. Our consultants are also operational excellence and mathematical optimization experts. Imagine the potential to uplift your throughput!

Our modeling approach is practical. We make decision-making tools accessible and democratic, easing the configuration of scenarios and the interpretation of results. We deliver highly performant and flexible simulation models!

Expand on your simulation knowledge by reading about our framework which combines Lean, statistics and programming. Also learn how to add robust optimization to simulations to obtain exceptional results! Sharing our knowledge with our clients is part of our culture. We offer training sessions on the practical use of simulation.

 Examples of Simulation Projects

Mining operations, ore haulage

Bulk material handling

Supply chains, distribution networks

Light industrials, airports and others

FlexSim Partners and Software Support

Flexsim is a powerful, capable, and easy-to-use 3D simulation software. It lets you model and improve existing and proposed systems:

  • Model a real system in a native 3D virtual environment
  • Account for real-world variability with FlexSim’s vast array of statistical distributions and random numbers
  • Run simulation using the model to test “what if” scenarios—without needing to change things in the real world

Learn more:

Différence offers support to users of the following simulation software: Flexsim, Anylogic, and Simio.

Selected Readings on Simulation

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