Managing Bed Capacity Towards a Solution

Written by Roisin Anne Hughes

Sign up now to watch our webinar on Thursday August 27th, 11am (ET) About the Workshop It is estimated that better bed management can save approximately $1.8million a quarter per hospital and give patients better outcomes. Join SIMUL8 Director of Healthcare, Claire Cordeaux, for this month’s Healthcare Workshop and hear about her experiences of working with healthcare organizations to manage hospital bed occupancy effectively using simulation. Name Email Company   Plus find out about how we’ve been working with healthcare organizations around the globe to develop a new solution to manage bed capacity. From preventing delays to ensuring patients get…

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Do Self Checkouts Reduce Queue Time?

Written by Brian Harrington

Most of us have probably seen “Self Checkout Lanes” at supermarkets and some retail stores such as Ikea, Walmart, and Home Depot.  But do they reduce overall queue time? We use simulation to find out if self checkouts are really improving customer experience by reducing waiting times, or if they are slowing down the whole process.     What we can see from the simulation - available to download below - is that if more customers in a store have a better understanding of how to use the self checkouts then the average queue time decreases. However, in a store that…

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Line Balancing with Simulation

Written by Brian Harrington

Line Balancing is challenging, especially when we're limited to deterministic calculations. With so many different requirements on the system the outcomes of a new process may difficult to predict. This is where simulation comes in. With a simple simulation of the line assembly operations we can accurately identify bottlenecks, run different production schedules and evaluate the impact of design and scheduling decisions.   In this whitepaper we will focus on the key Line Balancing steps: The Core Essentials Determining how many stations are needed Assigning tasks to stations Going Beyond with Simulation Going Beyond Deterministic Calculations with Simulation Adding Operators…

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Success Stories at Chrysler

Written by Roisin Anne Hughes

The Chrysler simulation team have been using SIMUL8 for many years to improve throughput, increase revenue and reduce costs. Recently, the Chrysler simulation team wanted to find out what was required to increase throughput at the Brampton Assembly Plant and Jefferson North Plant and how they could achieve this with SIMUL8.   Increasing revenue by $1m a day without increasing costs at the Brampton Assembly Plant Chrysler expected an increase in demand and the plant was to increase its daily rate from 930 to 969 units to ensure that the demand could be met. By meeting the increased throughput target…

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Testing Population Health Models of Care

Written by Roisin Anne Hughes

Sign up below to watch our on-demand webinar   About the Workshop June’s session focused on “testing population health models of care”.  We heard from our Director of Healthcare, Claire Cordeaux, about her experience of developing and implementing population health strategies in the UK National Health Service, Canada, and Australia.   Our unique approach predicts how an attributed population will flow through an entire healthcare network, to understand how: The population accesses different parts of the network New models of care will effect patient interactions with the system Changes will impact: Cost Capacity Revenues Wait times   This creates operational…

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