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VAO Staffing Planner

The Right People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time Customer-facing organizations encounter enormous pressure to keep or grow margins while maintaining service levels.  Staffing is often a black box handled by one person that dislikes the assignment. Staff planning is difficult on so many levels. There is an easier way. ProcessModel’s new feature [...]

Resource Groups

When Will You Need This? Resource Groups allow the assignment of many resources (with unique shifts, costs, and availability) using a single word. A simple matrix sets ups and changes the group. Assignment is evenly loaded so resource utilization is balanced in the group. Model Object The following model object can be found in the [...]

VAO Shift Planner

When Will You Need This? ProcessModel’s new VAO Schedule Planner is designed to find the optimal staff plan. In addition to helping build a complex system faster, this model object has advanced methods to uncover savings from better staffing. The planner is built to plan and assign many resources on multiple shifts to the same [...]

Hold an Entity Until All Created Entities Are Offloaded

When Will You Need This? When you're in a situation where you have entities (Ex: Aircraft or a truck), that you want to stay at a process (Loading/Off-loading dock) until the entities created (Ex: Pallets/Goods) are offloaded from it. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Flow Control [...]

Wip Traffic Light, Horizontal

When Will You Need This? When you need to graphically display when a variable changes levels. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Visual Indicator \ Wip Traffic Light, Horizontal. Ease of Use: Easy Ease of Modification: Moderate How to Use the Model Object 1. Open Your Model [...]

Meter1

When Will You Need This? When you need to graphically show the level of a variable in relation to user defined quantities. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Visual Indicator \ Meter1. Ease of Use: Moderate Ease of Modification: Moderate How to Use the Model Object 1. [...]

Meter Showing Percent Full

When Will You Need This? When you need to use a meter to show how full, by percentage, a selected activity, queue or storage is with respect to it's total capacity. The meter provides a quick, dynamic visual representation during the simulation. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects [...]

Display Variable

When Will You Need This? When you need to create a visual display of variable values in your model during simulation. Create an easy method to debug logic by displaying variable values during a simulation run, and a single place where KPI's can be displayed. Model Object The following model object can be found in [...]

Digital Display of Integer

When Will You Need This? When you need to display the value of a single integer variable in a large digital display. Caution -- This Model Object can only be used once in your model. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Visual Indicator \ Digital [...]

Randomize Resource Get Order

When Will You Need This? When you want to randomize the order in which resources are gotten. This will more evenly distribute the utilization of each resource, particularly when using boolean expressions to select from multiple possible resources. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Utilization \ Randomize [...]