Examples of simulation in logistics
Now that we’ve covered what simulation is and why it’s so valuable within logistics, let’s consider where we might best use it.
Watch the video in which we demonstrate the warehouse pallets allocation problem, which is one of the logistics operations.
There is no narration in this video. You can download a description of the contents as a PDF.
In the table below, we’ve indicated some of the operations where simulation would be best applied.
|Ambulance location and dispatching||Airline operations scheduling|
|Parking and port designing||Distribution system design|
|Rail container site management||Labour-hiring decisions|
|Personnel scheduling||Traffic-light timing|
|Voting pattern prediction||Bus scheduling|
|Design of library operations||Taxi, truck, and railroad dispatching|
|Production facility scheduling||Plant layout|
|Capital investments||Warehouse management|
|Sales forecasting||Inventory planning and control|
Having watched the video above, discuss how the developed model would improve warehouse management operations.