Stay competitive, use the simulation with Pertact!
In today’s business world, many decisions have to be taken every day in a short time. Too often, far-reaching business decisions are made on the basis of assumptions and intuition without prior scrutiny. Optimize this scheme of action and make your business processes more efficient for the successful future of your company.
What is a simulation software?
With a simulation software complex processes and systems can be reproduced in a model and examined with regard to their behavior and their results. This makes it possible to analytically evaluate process changes, investment decisions or other processes of change in companies and to assess their impact concretely – with key figures. Parameters can be changed as often as desired and thus different scenarios and options can be examined. This will demonstrate whether the desired effects of measures actually occur, which results are actually achieved and the basis for a realistic ROI calculation is laid. Business decisions are based on a solid foundation – at the same time, the bar is set for a success control.
What is Pertact?
Pertact is an advanced event-discrete simulation software designed and developed by consultancy firm IPML. In addition to the basic method of discrete-event simulation, algorithms that are used in business management processes are available. A major criticism of classical simulation methods is that business algorithms such as the disposition, availability check or ATP appointment determination can not be displayed. With the advanced event-discrete simulation software Pertact this is fixed, complex business management processes can be simulated in a simple manner . Custom algorithms can be added easily.
Priority rule for competing orders
According to which priority rule are your production orders sorted and would you work more efficiently with a different order? The question arises especially for companies with many parallel orders of different products in production. The orders usually consist of several working steps, which differ in number and order in which these occupy machines.
Examine your current priority rule for optimization needs without interfering with real business operations using simulation. Use the simulation to construct use cases for e.g. minimizing lead times, maximizing capacity utilization, or minimizing costs associated with manufacturing, storage, or idling the plant. Especially with complex production systems, it is impossible or uneconomical for the company to make changes directly to the real system. By means of the simulation you can simulate any number of variants in the order configuration of tasks and find the optimal solution for your goals. In addition, by considering the production process as a whole the simulation gives you a solid justification for sustainable change proposals and delivers concrete quantitative results.
LEAN management par excellence
A special feature of the LEAN methodology is the ability to simulate, often in physical sandbox models, and then quickly implement new processes as models. But this methodology has its limits. It remains uncertain whether it can accommodate the manageable sandbox model with the highly complex production diversity. In addition, results are difficult to reproduce and changes in various parameters cumbersome. Here, Pertact goes a step further: The entire production system is simulated and then any changes can be made. Does a modification actually lead to a reduction in complexity or do inventories build up elsewhere? Pertact provides answers. Since the level of detail can be set as desired, aspects can also be presented in the simulation model that are irrelevant in a first examination. Questions that arise in the project progression can be answered. Business algorithms can be added, so the environment around a production system, such as scheduling and appointment determination can be included.
Quickly create your first model in Pertact with the built-in „drag and drop“ feature for inserting individual modules. With the numerous adjustable parameters of each module, you can realistically simulate your business processes and customize the model according to your wishes with just a few clicks . To evaluate the results of your simulation, the software provides you with a range of graphics and reports. This allows you to illustrate and present your results time-saving and professional. Use the extensive wiki with many examples to get started.
Algorithms are complex business calculations such as disposition, forecast models, work plan finding, etc. Missing algorithms can even be added by programming (Visual Studio Integration). The calculation results are available in the simulation model. Data for algorithms are provided in data containers.