Digital Modeling for Logistics Decision Making

February 21, 2019 Gavin Wilkinson

Digital Modeling for Logistics Decision Making

Simulation met reality as logistics professionals and researchers from across Europe assembled in Munich for the Digital Modeling for Logistics Decision Making seminar. The event demonstrated simulation platforms, how they are used in industry, and the advances they are bringing to supply chain logistics.

Photos and presentations from the event are available below.

A key theme was how a virtual control tower, providing end-to-end supply chain visibility, can be developed from the application of digital modeling and digital twin technology. The attendees, including BMW, Daimler, EY, Fraunhofer IIS, TU Berlin, and Würth Logistics, heard how simulation platform developments are enabling these kinds of advanced analytics and decision support across entire supply chains.

The presentations covered different aspects of the theme with topics including: simulation platforms for digital twin development, managing supply chain resilience with digital twins, and case studies on the application of simulation in industry.

Timofey Popkov, Director of Business Development, and Pavel Lebedev, Head of Customer Support, demonstrated the digital platforms developed at The AnyLogic Company.

With anyLogistix, Timofey presented how the software enables control tower capabilities for whole supply chains. New with the Studio edition is the ability to capture operations within 4 walls. This makes simulation models more verifiable, helping increase trust, and can highlight previously unseen sources of anomalies. The presentation is available for download.

Pavel explained the unique capabilities of dynamic simulation modeling with AnyLogic. In addition, he showed how AnyLogic Cloud delivers the benefits of on demand computing power and instant distribution. Paving the way for complex simulation models and collaborative team work. Find out more from the presentation download.

Later in the seminar, Dr. Dmitry Ivanov, Berlin School of Economics and Law, explained how simulation and optimization are making supply chains more resilient. Especially how dynamic simulation helps capture the ripple effect and helps mitigate it effects. Ivanov’s insight also pointed to the benefits of data-driven digital twins, helping decision support and real time planning. Related academic materials.

Real world examples were the focus of Simplan’s Harry Kestenbaum. He explained the benefits of simulation modeling in business with several examples from a variety of diverse industries, including: port operations, manufacturing, machine sensor presentation, and a rail fleet maintenance digital twin (it features in this white paper).

Many thanks to all those who attended and were involved for making the seminar informative and successful. We look forward to further opportunities to exchange industry experiences and developments, check out our upcoming events.

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