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Converting Scenarios

anyLogistix offers scenarios of four different types (GFA, NO, SIM, TO). Having created a scenario of a certain type you can later switch it to any other type by creating a copy that will be automatically converted.

If you convert the current scenario to the scenario of the same type, (e.g. while working with the GFA scenario, you create a GFA copy of it), you will also copy the experiment parameters (they can be reset, if required).

To convert a scenario from the current type to other type

  1. Right-click the required scenario to open the pop-up menu enlisting the possible conversion types.

  2. Click the scenario type that you would like to convert the current scenario to. The data of the converting scenario will be automatically adjusted depending on the type of conversion that you are performing.

    When the copy is created, you will be taken to the tab of the required scenario type with the newly created scenario selected.

Data adjustments when converting scenarios

When converting from the GFA type of scenario to:

Default Vehicle Type will be created when converting scenario from GFA to any other type.

  • GFA type of scenario - a copy of the of the current scenario will be created.
  • NO type of scenario - the Product Storages and Product Flows tables will acquire data based on the sourcing of the GFA scenario type (sourcing is either taken from the result of the GFA experiment or specified manually). The tables will contain only the basic data allowing you to work with the product. You can configure all the required numbers and penalties manually.
  • SIM type of scenario - new Sourcing, Inventory, and Shipping policies will be created based on the sourcing of the GFA scenario type (sourcing is either taken from the result of the GFA experiment or specified manually).
  • TO type of scenario - new Sourcing policy will be created based on the sourcing of the GFA scenario type (sourcing is either taken from the result of the GFA experiment or specified manually).

When converting from the NO type of scenario to:

  • GFA type of scenario - the new sourcing policy will be created based on the fixed flows (the non-fixed flows are ignored) or on the flows taken from the results of the experiment run (data on flows is stored in the Product Flows table).
  • NO type of scenario - a copy of the of the current scenario will be created.
  • SIM type of scenario - new Sourcing, Inventory, and Shipping policies will be created based on the data of the Product Flows and Product Storages tables respectively.

    If you are converting results of the NO experiment, they will be used to create Sourcing and Inventory policies. Alongside this a new record will be created (the old one will be rewritten if any) in the Site States Changes table.

  • TO type of scenario - new Sourcing policy will be created based on the data of the Product Flows and Product Storages tables respectively.

When converting from the SIM type of scenario to:

  • GFA type of scenario - the new sourcing policy will be created with the "best design time source" of the current SIM scenario's sourcing.
  • NO type of scenario - the Product Storages and Product Flows tables will acquire data based on the sourcing of the SIM type of scenario. The tables will contain only the basic data allowing you to work with the product. You can configure all the required numbers and penalties manually.
  • TO type of scenario - simply creates a copy of the required scenario, omitting the data that is not used by the TO experiment.
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