Labels can be attached to any Work Item going through the simulation. For example you might attach a label “Illness” to Work Item type “Patients” and set this label to a code number as they enter your simulation of a hospital. Each code number would represent a type of illness and could be used to route the patients though the different Activities in the simulation.
Labels can contain either text or numbers.
Tell Activities or Start Points to change the values of labels using the Label Action button in the Activity or Start Point dialog.
Labels can be used to tell Activities what distributions to use for sampling work times. (See label based distributions)
Labels can be used to prioritize Work Items as they enter a Queue.
Labels can be used to control the image that is used to display the Work Item on the screen and length of the item.
Labels can be used to batch work together as it enters an Activity.