Supply chains can be complex with many assets operating between numerous interfaces. A well-managed supply chain ensures that the right products are delivered to the right customers at the right time, all while minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency. However, managing a complex supply chain can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to making decisions that can affect the entire chain. This is where supply chain simulation software comes in, and Planimate, and the InterDynamics developer team, are ready to help.
Supply Chain Simulation
What is Supply Chain Simulation Software?
Planimate is discrete event simulation software developed by InterDynamics. It enables businesses to simulate and analyse their supply chain processes, allowing them to make informed decisions that can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase system throughput. With Planimate, businesses can model their entire supply chain from start to finish, from pit to port, from the raw materials to the finished product, and everything in between.
Planimate is not an off the shelf solution. Every supply chain is different and Planimate allows simulation models to be built that are 100% customized to your requirements.
How Can Supply Chain Simulation Software Be Used?
The InterDynamics developers can use Planimate in a variety of ways to let you better manage your business’s supply chain. Here are some examples:
Forecasting is an essential part of supply chain management. Accurate forecasting enables businesses to predict future demand and adjust their supply chain processes accordingly. With Planimate, businesses can create accurate forecasts based on historical data, market trends, and other relevant factors. This enables them to optimize their inventory levels, production schedules, and other supply chain processes, ensuring that they have the right products in stock when customers need them.
2. Capacity Planning
Capacity planning is another critical aspect of supply chain management. With Planimate, businesses can model and simulate their operations and determine if it has the capacity needed to meet demand considering any constraints. This allows businesses to adjust their production schedules and processes to ensure that they can meet demand while minimizing costs.
3. Feasibility Studies and What-If Scenarios
Planimate can be used to perform feasibility studies and create what-if scenarios. Businesses can model different scenarios to see how changes in their supply chain processes will affect their bottom line. What if demand increased? What if we carried less inventory? This allows businesses to make informed decisions about which changes to implement and which to avoid.
4. Variation Modeling
Planimate can also be used to model variation in supply chain processes. By modeling variation instead of averages, businesses can identify potential bottlenecks and inefficiencies in their supply chain and take steps to optimize their processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Our Experience in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
InterDynamics has been providing supply chain simulation solutions to businesses for over 30 years. They have a team of experienced professionals who can work with you to identify bottlenecks or opportunities for improvement in your supply chain processes and help you implement solutions using a Planimate model. InterDynamics’ expertise in supply chain simulation software has helped businesses across a variety of industries, including mining, logistics, port and rail, to optimize their supply chain processes and improve their bottom line.
Some clients using Planimate are:
- a below rail operator managing a coal network
- an Iron Ore miner testing new operating scenarios to improve their mine and railway productivity
- a rail operator planning terminal movements
- a pit to port mining operation analysing feasibility studies for infrastructure upgrades
InterDynamics also offers training and support for clients wanting to build their own models with Planimate. Training programs are designed to help users get the most out of the software and model their supply chain processes. Ongoing support is provided for all of our clients to ensure that businesses can continue to use their Planimate models effectively and efficiently.
Ready to start a conversation about Supply Chain Simulation Software?
If you’re looking for a way to optimize your business’s supply chain processes, Planimate discrete event supply chain simulation software is an excellent solution. With InterDynamics’ experience and support, you can take control of your supply chain. Whether you need help with forecasting, scheduling, expansion studies or capacity planning, or any other aspect of supply chain management, InterDynamics can help.