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Warehouse Simulation Software Overview

 

Simcad Pro® Warehouse

 
  • Increase Warehouse Efficiency
  • Conveyance Design and Optimization
  • Schedule and Staffing
  • Material Handling Optimization and Fleet Sizing
  • ASRS, AGV and STV Capacity Planning
  • Facility Layout & Design
  • Distribution Center Network Analysis
  • Congestion Analysis and Reduction
  • Automation Validation and Design
  • Human and Automated Equipment Interaction

 

 

Interactive, Dynamic Simulation Provides
Unmatched Ease-Of-Use
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Improvement Direction / ROI

  • Eliminate multiple staging areas, Reduce the time to receive and rack incoming inventory.
  • Improved replenishment schedules to eliminate “wait” on the pick line. Reduce delays in the checking area.
  • Identify required labor requirements and analyze the potential benefits to existing automation technology.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate the constraints imposed by potential slotting strategies.
  • Impact on the physical facility: Expand and change the layout. Optimize the layout of a new facility.
  • Identify impact of facility design on overall warehouse efficiency.
  • Minimize travel, conveyor layout, merge optimization.

 

 

 

 


Generate Warehouse Heat Map In Seconds

 

 

  • Import your current inventory by SKU and Location
  • Import or generate pick sequences, put away and replenishment
  • Let the model run, A heat map is generated based on user defined limits

 

 


Use Simcad Pro® to Optimize Slotting - The most flexible slotting environment

 

 

  • Import locations, SKUs, and constraints
  • Applies to new and existing warehouses
  • Slot based on velocity, congestion, weight, dimensions and more
  • Prioritize your location by strike zones, preferred pick locations, and elevation constraints
  • Organize by product type, category or manufacturer
  • Generate optimized Re-slotting movement sequences and Work Instructions

 

 

 

Achieve an average of 50% reduction in model turn-around time with On-The-Fly Interactive Dynamic Simulation.

 

 

 

Warehouse Layout & Design Simulation:

  • Full support for AGV, tuggers, conveyors, robots, material handling equipment, including physics and detailed motion/ kinematics
  • Interactive Dynamic Simulation integration. Build, Validate, Analyze on-the-fly
  • Define Accurate Model Behavior in a no-code environment and Graphical User Interface does not generate code
  • Multi layer models and process grouping

 

 

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Distribution Center Network:

With Simcad Pro's ability to dynamically interact with external data, companies have successfully implemented simulation to analyze the location of warehouses and distribution centers with respect to demand. Product allocation is no longer a guessing game, but a simulated science that simplifies one of the most complex problems in this industry.

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Simulation Model

  • Slotting, Picking, Receiving Analysis & Optimization
  • Optimizing Overall Warehouse Efficiency
  • Schedule Optimization
  • Staffing Optimization
  • Facility Layout & Design
  • Congestion Analysis and Optimization

 

 

 

 

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Simulation Software for Warehouse

Using Simcad Pro Warehouse Simulation Software, companies proactively optimize their distribution centers by improving picking, receiving, slotting, put away and replenishment. Moreover, by optimizing picking schedules, man power and equipment optimization can be achieved.

Warehouse simulation can also help in analyzing the impact of future growth on the warehouse and help in identifying potential capacity constraints. What-if analysis can be used to determine potential impact of new flows and equipment on the operation.

Another key aspect that impacts warehouse efficiency is congestion at different location within the environment. Congestion analysis for incoming/outgoing trucks, internal pick sequences, and replenishment schedules can be simulated and optimized to improve efficiency and reduce overall cost of the operation.
Simcad Pro Warehouse Simulation Software

 

 

 

 

Dynamic Simulation: Features

Point and click interfaces and 2D / 3D animation make Simcad Pro Warehouse the most powerful "all-in-one" package to design, optimize, visualize, and analyze without coding.
 

On-the-Fly Dynamic Interaction

Unlimited model layering, on-the-fly dynamic interaction with point and click user interface. Optimize overall warehouse efficiency with on-the-fly dynamic simulation including integrated bottleneck and constraint identification.

 

Quick Data Collection and Dash-Boarding

Built in support for quick data collection and dash-boarding. Connectivity to external data before, during, and post simulation (EMR, Excel, other databases, RFID, etc.)

 

Extensive Lean Analysis

Extensive Lean analysis including dynamic value stream mapping, spaghetti diagram, efficiency reports, man power analysis, costing, shifts, and schedule detail for any warehouse solutions.

Point and Click User Interface

  • Point and click interface, for warehouse model flow creation

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Dynamic Optimizer

  • CAD layout support with distance extraction and automatic animation
  • Internal and external module support
  • Forecasting engine

 

Custom Reports

  • Standardized reports
  • Customized reports
  • Business graphics
  • Scenario analysis
  • Custom performance measures

 

 

 

 

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Real-Time Predictive Analytics and Tracking

SimTrack is a dynamic 3D visibility and analysis tool that utilizes Simcad Pro's patented technology to provide real-time operational visibility, dynamic replay, proactive forecasting, and customization reports.
 

Alerts and Notifications

The user-defined proactive analysis environment allows for identifying problems before they occur and alerting appropriate personnel to take corrective action before they impact the throughput of the operation.

 

Remote Monitoring

Dynamic Forecasting & Analysis
SimTrack enables multiple remote views of the operation. In addition, a web based interface is provided for data monitoring and reporting.

 

Dynamic Replay with Analysis

Dynamic Forecasting & Analysis
Replay the tracked data just like a DVR. Rewind the clock and view the activities as they occurred. Switch SimTrack Health to simulation mode and use the replay feature to optimize and improve the flow using the integrated Simcad Process Simulator.

Real-Time Visibility

View tracked items in realtime in 2D or 3D. Hover over an item to display a quick summary, or click the item to display detailed tracking information and properties.

 

Dynamic Forecasting & Analysis

Dynamic Forecasting & Analysis
Accurately predict the future of the operation using live data feeds, Dynamic Simulation®, and historical trends. Display the forecasted state on web enabled dashboards for increased visibility.

 

Dynamic Schedule Adherence

Dynamic Schedule Adherence
Dynamically forecast completion time per order, part, and sub-assembly. Based on current constraints and downtime, SimTrack automatically reschedules the flow to minimize lead time, improve on-time delivery, and optimize efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

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