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限制区域:如何控制运输车的出入


限制区域:如何控制运输车的出入

AnyLogic 8.6更新的关键部分与物料处理库有关。现在,诸如AGV之类的运输工具的移动可以受到区域的限制,并且可以有条件地允许进入:通过运输车数量,计划,吞吐量等等。对于制造和仓库设置,可以以多种方式应用此功能,包括对门进行建模,限制操作机械(例如起重机)时的限制,以及避免在装货区域或交叉路口造成拥挤。

Warehouse Modeling and Optimization Saves Millions for Cardinal Health


Warehouse Modeling and Optimization Saves Millions for Cardinal Health

Being #26 in last years’ Fortune 500 list, Cardinal Health is a billion dollar pharmaceutical distribution and logistics company. Its clients are hospitals, pharmacies, physicians, and individual consumers. They face a multitude of typical distribution warehouse challenges that are further complicated by the nature of pharmaceutical products, which are smaller in size, consumable, expensive, and could be life critical. Company’s warehouses have narrow passages, and workers operate big multilevel trolleys. That increases the probability of employees’ mistakes and makes these mistakes costly.

Learning conceptualization; Simple warehouse unloading model.


Learning conceptualization; Simple warehouse unloading model.

This short tutorial shows how to build a simulation model based on a real-world problem description, using an example of a simple warehouse unloading process model. Also, it teaches to set animation and choose what-if scenarios to test. The AnyLogic User Support Team created the tutorial. The model simulates the arrival of trucks with two types of cartons to a warehouse. Workers unload the cartons, which then move on conveyors to the pallet stacking zone. After palletizing, the goods are moved by forklift trucks to the storage zone. Download the tutorial and accompanying material via our website.

Disruptive Technology Change in Distribution Center Automation


Disruptive Technology Change in Distribution Center Automation

There has been a dramatic increase in investment by both venture capital and strategic investors in new robotics technologies for supply chain automation. These investments have been driven by rapid changes in expectations for consistent, fast, flexible consumer experience across all channels. Traditionally, automation and associate order fulfillment software has been optimized around a limited set of products (or SKU’s) and for the requirements and constraints of a specific channel between manufacturer and consumer. This may result in different, and potentially incompatible technical solutions being implemented at the same distribution center. The new expectation is that the retailer provide a consistent, and hopefully superior, consumer experience, regardless of which channel is most convenient for the consumer to use.

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