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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 [...]

Shift Timer

When Will You Need This? When the simulation is being run continuously reflecting multiple shifts, one after another. This timer help make display the current shift time, the day of the week and the week number, or  to certain logic needs to be deployed based on specific shift times, day or week. This model object [...]

Shift Scheduler

When Will You Need This? When you need to define all resource shifts from a single page. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Setup \ Shift Scheduler. Ease of Use: Moderate Ease of Modification: Moderate How to Use the Model Object 1. Open Your Model Open your [...]

Calculate SLA in Minutes

When Will You Need This? When you need to calculate SLA even if the entities are still in the model, and to report entities achieving SLA time. The calculations of SLA includes, all entities that have entered the system, any entity that has exited the system that has exceeded the SLA time, and any entity [...]

Calculate Elapsed Time

When Will You Need This? When you want to calculate how long an entity spent between two points in your model. By capturing the elapsed time to a variable, you can plot the results in a Time Series plot (as shown after simulating this model object). Model Object The following model object can be found [...]

End Production After X Completions

When Will You Need This? When you need to stop the simulation after a predefined quantity exits the model. The measurement of time to reach a production quantity provides an excellent tool to determine the effectiveness of changes to the model. Model Object The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: [...]

Calculate SLA in Hours

When Will You Need This? When you need to to calculate SLA even if the entities are still in the model and to report entities achieving or not achieving SLA time. For example, in one company, time used in the calculation of the SLA is accumulated during the hours between 8AM and 5PM, on Monday [...]

High Volume Conveyor Section

When Will You Need This? When you need to mimic the behavior of a simple accumulating conveyor for high volume production that does not slow the simulation even while using large accumulating sections. The trade off is that you do not see every individual part on the conveyor, but the animation is fast. Conveyors accumulate [...]