WSC 2007 Final Abstracts

Vendor Track A - Papers Track

Monday 3:30:00 PM 5:00:00 PM
Vanguard Software Corp. and SAIC

Chair: Brian Lewis (Vanguard Software Corporation)

Vanguard Software: Enterprise Simulation A Practical Application in Business Planning
Robert Suggs and Brian Lewis (Vanguard Software Corporation)

Come see how to implement Enterprise Simulation in your organization using the Vanguard System™. Vanguard is a comprehensive planning and analysis solution for improving the quality, reliability and speed of management decisions. It does this by helping you collaborate with colleagues on important plans, analyze alternatives using state-of-the-art modeling and simulation techniques, automate routine decisions using expert system technology, and improve overall management effectiveness by adding structure to a normally chaotic process.

Tuesday 8:30:00 AM 10:00:00 AM
Applied Materials and PMC Corporation

Chair: Marcelo Zottolo (PMC)

Applied Materials-The Simulation Power of Automod
Todd LeBaron and Craig Jacobsen (Applied Materials)

Decision making in industry continues to become more complicated. Customers are more demanding, competition is more fierce and costs for labor and raw materials continue to rise. Managers need state-of-the-art tools to help in planning, design and operations of their facilities. Simulation provides a virtual factory where ideas can be tested and performance improved. The AutoMod product suite from Applied Materials has been used on thousands of projects to help engineers and managers make the best decisions possible. AutoMod supports hierarchical model construction. This architecture allows users to reuse model objects in other models, decreasing the time required to build a model. In addition, recent enhancements to Automod’s material handling template systems have increased modeling accuracy and ease-of-use. These latest advances have helped make AutoMod one of the most widely used simulation software packages.

PMC Corp.-Simulation Implements Demand-Driven Workforce Scheduler for Service Industry
Marcelo C. Zottolo and Edward J. Williams (PMC) and Onur M. Ulgen (University of Michigan - Dearborn)

Simulation has long been a significant and powerful force for the improvement of manufacturing operations. More recently, it has been used to increase the efficiency, efficacy and economy of service operations. In this case study, we describe the valuable contributions simulation made to the improvement of operations at numerous business locations of a company renting vehicles (without drivers). Specifically, discrete-event process simulation analyses played a pivotal role in the construction and implementation of the “Demand-Driven Workforce Scheduler” (DdWS) now used at the client company.

Tuesday 10:30:00 AM 12:00:00 PM
Imagine That, Inc.

Chair: David Krahl (Imagine That Inc.)

Imagine That-ExtendSim 7
David Krahl (Imagine That, Inc.)

See the latest and greatest iteration of ExtendSim. Release 7 features an innovative 3rd generation simulation database, new technology rate based simulation capability, more scalable modeling components, and state-of-the-art, professional 3D animation. See for yourself why ExtendSim is the power tool of choice for the most sophisticated simulation modelers.

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