Vendor Workshops

Vendor Workshops take place on Sunday, December 3 at no additional charge.

Check back for updates on workshop schedule and descriptions!

anyLogistix
Sunday, December 3
12:30-2:30pm
Veranda C

anyLogistix: How to Enhance Supply Chain Analysis
Presented By: Timofey Popkov

Looking for precise end-to-end supply chain design that’s easier and consumes less time? anyLogistix Supply Chain Software by AnyLogic Company is your answer. It combines analytical optimization with unmatched simulation technology enabling precise end-to-end supply chain analysis.  In a risk-free space, you can test new ideas to see how modifications to your supply chain will work in the real world. Join us and learn how develop models in anyLogistix and improve supply chain performance through supply chain design, network optimization, and simulation of what-if scenarios.

AnyLogic
Sunday, December 3
3:00-5:00pm
Veranda C

Anylogic: Simulation Modeling is Migrating to the Cloud
Presented By: Andrei Borshchev & Nikolay Churkov

A significant part of the simulation model lifecycle is moving to the cloud – this process has already started and continues to gain momentum. Cloud services will much simplify and significantly enhance communication for simulation consultants and clients alike, bringing a new level of modeling for both teams and individuals. During the workshop, we will discuss exactly what is moving to the cloud and what is staying in the traditional form, in what cases the cloud can greatly improve the performance of simulation experiments, and whether a web browser and present frontend technology are ready to serve as an interface for simulation models. We will do an extensive demo of The AnyLogic Cloud – the most advanced cloud solution for simulation to date.

Applied Materials
Sunday, December 3
12:30-2:30pm
Veranda B

AUTOMOD® & AUTOSCHED®:  PERFORMANCE, SCALABILITY AND ACCURACY
Presented By: Dan Muller  (dan_muller@amat.com) & Stephen Mulvey (stephen_mulvey@amat.com)

Come learn about the AutoMod & AutoSched products by Applied Materials, their use and flexibility to solve real-world complex modeling problems. See for yourself why AutoMod has outlasted its competition for over 30 years. AutoMod’s power lies in its performance, scalability and accuracy in detailed modeling of large and complex manufacturing, distribution, automation and logistic operations, leaving the competition behind.  Understand why AutoSched is the only product of choice for modeling high-tech manufacturing environments that require complex product routings, sequence controls, and equipment qualifications enable scheduling, capacity planning, and preventive maintenance analyses.

Come see the latest developments that will drive these products for the next decades.

CSPI
Sunday, December 3
3 – 5pm
Veranda D

ezDFS (Dispatching, Forecasting, and Scheduling Solution)
Presented By: Andy Ham, PhD

This workshop is designed to introduce ezDFS solution to practitioners in the areas of dispatching, scheduling, and simulation for semiconductor, display panel, and PCB manufacturers. We will briefly introduce the CSPI company and customers, and then spend most of time on discussing real case studies of dispatching, scheduling, and simulation. Join us for this interesting and practical workshop!

Flexsim Software Products, Inc
Sunday, December 3
12:30-2:30pm
Veranda A

Hands-on Optimization of Healthcare Systems
Presented By: Bill Nordgren and Brittany Quinn

It comes as no surprise that healthcare systems are complex, with a high level of variability at nearly every stage in the patient care process and with interdependencies among facility resources. Simulation modeling is an effective tool at considering these characteristics, allowing modelers to optimize and improve health systems. Join FlexSim’s Bill Nordgren and Brittany Quinn in this interactive workshop to incrementally optimize a model using FlexSim HC, a package specifically designed to model healthcare systems. Discover new techniques for modeling and analysis in healthcare as you investigate the environment and run through a number of “what if” scenarios. **Don’t forget to bring your Windows-equipped laptop to join in!**

Frontline Systems, Inc
Sunday, December 3
3-5pm
Veranda B

Full-Spectrum Analytics in Excel, Tableau, Power BI, or Your Own Application
Presented by: Daniel Fylstra, President, Frontline Systems Inc.

See the easiest way to build models, get analytics results, and share them across your organization at this workshop, where business analysts, developers new to analytics, and experts are all welcome.  We’ll demonstrate how you can quickly get results from data and text mining, Monte Carlo simulation and risk analysis, conventional and stochastic optimization models, by leveraging skills you already have.  We’ll move an advanced analytics model from Excel to Tableau, Power BI, or your own web or mobile app — where the model still runs — with just a few mouse clicks.

Pull data into your analytic models, whether it’s in spreadsheets, databases, BI systems, cloud sources, or Apache Spark Big Data clusters.  Learn analytic modeling as you work to get results, using our online courses, or in hundreds of university courses where our software is used.  You’ll see why over 8,500 organizations have used Frontline Solvers over more than 25 years, and why over 300,000 users are already using our cloud analytics apps.

LLamasoft
Sunday, December 3
3-5pm
Veranda A

Simulating Supply Chains with Supply Chain Guru

LLamasoft will demonstrate and discuss its supply chain simulation capabilities.  The workshop will cover how to model real world supply chain business problems using Supply Chain Guru’s simulation engine.  Selected topics include: using simulation to model risk in your supply chain, evaluating changes in your company’s business logic, and using simulation to validate a mathematical optimization result.

MathWorks
Sunday, December 3
10am-12pm
Veranda B

How to Simulate, Analyze, and Optimize Operations Research with MATLAB
Presented By: Will Campbell, MathWorks

MATLAB is an extensible technical computing platform for analyzing data and creating models.  In this session, we will employ MATLAB to develop a discrete-event simulation of a manufacturing plant.  We will examine the real-world challenges of leveraging information in external data repositories to correctly configure our manufacturing model.  The task of executing the simulation under different scenarios will be automated and deployed to a cluster to maximize computational horsepower.  This automation will then be tied to a genetic algorithm to optimize manufacturing throughput.

SIMIO
Sunday, December 3
12:30-2:30pm
Veranda E

Workshop – Teaching Simio Benefits: 12:30-2:30pm
Presented By: David Sturrock

Why teach yesterday’s technology? Learn the benefits of teaching Simio! In order to provide the best possible education to your students, you need a tool that will provide the greatest benefits both now and after they graduate. That is why over 800 academic institutions worldwide use Simio! Come get a quick overview of Simio and learn how easy it is to make the transition! Simio’s versatility with supporting books and videos support teaching in engineering, business schools, manufacturing, healthcare and services. Simio offers grant programs, online training, workshops and a competition based on real business problems that will help give your students resume building experience.

SIMIO
Sunday, December 3
3-5pm
Veranda E

Workshop – New Innovations: Cloud Computing, Real-Time Scheduling, Industry 4.0, and More: 3 – 5pm
Presented By: Dennis Pegden and Renee Thiesing (Simio LLC)

With Simio leveraging the cloud computing power of Microsoft Azure to support your most demanding applications, its compatibility with Schneider Electric’s Wonderware to allow detailed production scheduling with real-time data and risk analysis, and ability to schedule and reschedule in real-time, Simio is leading the way in Industry 4.0 and creating a digital factory. Outside our immense technology partner advances, we have great new features, application areas and capabilities! Come explore an overview of the new Simio experience and see why we are always “Forward Thinking.”

Rockwell Automation
Sunday, December 3
10am-12pm
Veranda A

New Features and capabilities in Arena 15.1

Arena 15.1 was released to the market earlier this year.  This latest release of Arena includes a number of advancements designed to enhance ease-of-use, make complex simulations easier and expand the overall simulation capabilities of Arena.  This workshop will cover those enhancements and provide demonstrations on how to make the most of these new capabilities.