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Phase 1. Import Scenario and Examine Statistics

Let us start our tutorial with importing the scenario that we will be working with.

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Download and import the scenario

  1. Fetch the scenario. No internet connection is required, since the scenario is supplied with anyLogistix.
  2. Import the downloaded scenario. The GIS map will appear showing the content of the imported scenario.
  3. Explore the connections by clicking the Show connections button.

Now we have something to work with. You can navigate to the Simulation experiment and run it to observe the delivery process and the gathered statistics.

Run the Simulation experiment

  1. In the experiments section click the Simulation experiment tile to open its controls.

    You will be taken to the Simulation experiment view with the current experiment's settings. You will see that the dashboard below the experiment parameters already contains the predefined statistics.

  2. Click the toolbar Run in virtual time mode without animation button to run the experiment at max speed without displaying the GIS map. The experiment will be completed within a few seconds.
  3. The saved results will be available in the new Statistics tile when the experiment is completed.
  4. Examine the gathered statistics. You will see that the expenses constitute $139,901,706.381 and we have also lost 371 orders.

We are not satisfied with the significant loss of orders, which occurs because of the inventory policy. We must reconfigure the inventory policy parameters to eliminate the loss of orders. This can be done either manually by running numerous what-if scenarios in the Simulation experiment or automatically by running the variation experiment. If you navigate to the inventory table, you will see the current policy parameters.

Examine current policy parameters

  1. To switch to the scenario editing mode by clicking the Scenario for Variation exp tile.

  2. Proceed to the list of tables in the lower left part of anyLogistix layout and click the Inventory table. We need to adjust the parameters of this Min-max policy for the DCs group.

  3. Click the cell in the Policy Parameters column of the DCs policy. A pop-up dialog box will open, allowing you to edit the currently set Min and Max values. We are not sure yet what to substitute the values with.

  4. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

We have examined the statistics and found the policy parameters that we will adjust. We may move on to configure the Variation experiment, which will help us find the optimal solution to eliminate product losses and reach the required service level.

Click the link below to proceed to Phase 2 of this tutorial.

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