Simulation and Optimization
Today companies in Chile and over the world are operating in markets that are increasingly competitive and demanding. This implies that when a new system or process is being designed or studied, it is necessary to take accurate decisions in the shortest time possible in order to minimize the associated risk and costs that may exist in the future. Furthermore, it's necessary that such decisions and designs always maximize the results of the available assets and investments that are to be made.
In other words, global markets that are highly competitive and demanding do not allow the waste of resources, and in exchange, they force companies to constantly review their systems and processes in order to turn them extremely optimized in terms of efficiency, productivity and quality.
Poch uses Simulation Tools in engineering developments in the design of very complex systems that are impossible to analyze with other simple deterministic methods. In general, simulation is used when:
• You want to experiment with an existing system or process, where it's very expensive, risky or even dangerous to try new designs and adjustments (transportation systems, manufacturing, supply chains, etc.).
• You want to study a system that does not exist yet or is in a design stage, in order to avoid unnecessary spending, justify investments and to determine feasibility.
• You want to study the past, present or future of a system in different scales of time (one day at a bank, two months at a manufacturing plant and five years in a mining process).
• The system is so complex that the analytical evaluation is not possible, either because the mathematical model does not exist or because the mathematical model does not have a simple and practical solution (queueing systems, nonlinear differential equations, stochastic problems).
• You wish to show graphically (2-D and 3-D) a complex system for better understanding by the staff of a company.
Simulation is a powerful tool and its benefits are applicable in most of the industries of the economy such as mining, transport, retail, telecommunications, services, construction and others. It also has applications in ports and airports, call centers and services, logistics, supply chains, manufacture plants, business processes management, healthcare and emergency, military, etc.. The applications of Simulation are several, among others you can find:
• Design and analysis of production systems.
• Behavior analysis of complex systems.
• Determination of inventory policies.
• Design of communication systems and protocols.
• Transport systems design.
• Hospitals designs, dining, services, banks, etc.
• Forest industry management.
• Financial and Economic analysis.