Simulation supports decision-making, and can be used to perform “what-if” analysis as well as it can be coupled with optimization (e.g. black box optimization).
Used to identify and reduce errors exploring new ideas in a “off-line” simulation environment thus avoiding the high costs of the “on-line” environment. In other words, test your tactics and strategies in the virtual world not the physical environment.
DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION
With discrete event simulation you can simulate the behavior of systems and processes in different industries: Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, Packaging, Supply Chain, Warehousing, Health Care, Medical, Military, Defense, Security, Airports, Mining, Ports, Contact Centre, Process Reengineering, Lean Six Sigma.
Arena® from Rockwell Automation, is the world's leader on discrete-event simulation. Arena includes all resources for modeling, designing, drawing, statistical analysis and results analysis.
Simio® from Simio LLC, is a powerful discrete-event simulation platform. This makes modeling easy thanks to a library of intelligent 3D objects. With Simio, complex process from different systems can intuitively be modeled.
PROCESS DYNAMIC SIMULATION
With Modelica you can simulate the dynamic behavior and the complex interactions of a number of engineering systems including mechanic, electric, thermo-dynamic, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and control systems.