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Dimensioning of Bike Sharing Systems in the City of Leon, Guanajuato, MX 01.12.2016 Rene Reiter

A smart bike sharing system can provide fast and easy access to public transportation where short trips are common for a large portion of the population. Urban planning officials in the City of Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico believe the socioeconomic conditions along with its societies adherence to this mode of transportation combined with the urban trace and physical conditions encourage the adoption of a bike sharing system. The City of Leon contracted Karla Margarita Gamez Pérez, Eleazar Puente Rivera, and her team from The University of Monterrey to research the possibility of a bike sharing system prior to implementation. Karla’s team chose AnyLogic Software for simulation modeling to carry out the design and dimensioning of the system.
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Professor Jay W. Forrester 22.11.2016 Rene Reiter

Jay W. Forrester SM ’45, professor emeritus in the MIT Sloan School of Management, founder of the field of system dynamics, and a pioneer of digital computing, died Nov. 16. He was 98 (1). Forrester received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1939 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was inducted in 1949 into Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) the Electrical & Computer Engineering Honor Society, and went on to graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he would spend his entire career. During the 1940s and early 50s, he did research in electrical and computer engineering, heading the Whirlwind project, perfecting magnetic-core memory, and developing the "multi-coordinate digital information storage device" [...]
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AnyLogic in Beijing 16.11.2016 Sergey Suslov

A two day conference of AnyLogic users took place in Beijing. It welcomed 50 representatives from Chinese and international companies. With their own models, they demonstrated how to handle business issues using the AnyLogic simulation tool. Along with Alena Beloshapko, we showcased Russian and international simulation modeling projects for transportation, manufacturing, logistics, and pedestrian traffic. At the workshops, conference participants learned more about new AnyLogic libraries for various business areas. [...]
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AnyLogic Conference Agenda 11.11.2016 Rene Reiter

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Paradigm-Free Modeling 02.11.2016 Rene Reiter

Are you just becoming familiar with Multimethod or Hybrid Modeling? A long-time AnyLogic software modeler, Dr. Benjamin Schumann from decisionLab would like to introduce you to the notion of “paradigm-free modeling”; modeling without the limitations of a specific language such as DE, SD or AB. Dr. Schumann elaborated on this concept in a recent blog post where he discussed the future of modeling, suggesting a new mentality is required for simulation modeling to become truly mainstream. Dr. Schumann came across the idea of paradigm-free modeling through Stefan Bengtsson, a very experienced modeler from Sweden who has represented multiple commercial and academic organizations. Some examples of his work: System Thinking and Simulation Presentation , Modeling Applications in Healthcare Video. [...]
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Beyond Marketing-Mix Models 28.10.2016 Rene Reiter

A multi-national pharmaceutical company recently launched a new non-generic drug. Since the company already owned the leading non-generic drug in that market, cannibalization was a concern. The goal was to create market share for the new drug, while maintaining or increasing market share for the well-established drug by modifying types of promotional spend. Traditionally, the Analytics Department would employ a Marketing-Mix Model (MMM) to determine the impact of promotional spend, but the company was looking for further insight into the mechanics behind the MMM. After exploring multiple options, they determined agent-based modeling, and ultimately AnyLogic would allow for the greatest flexibility and visualization.
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How-To Video: Converting GIS Shapefiles to AnyLogic Rail Markup 12.10.2016 Egor Yakovlev

If you have ever created a railyard consisting of multiple railway tracks in AnyLogic, then you might be familiar with the hint described in the video. If not, watch it and learn how convert GIS shapefiles to AnyLogic rail markup. It will save your time while building the railroad model and acquaint you with the Railroad library. [...]
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How-To Video: Reading Agent Attributes from a Database 26.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

Quick question: how old were the characters of the famous “Friends” TV-show? Not a clue? Watch our new video to know the answer and find out how to read agent attributes from a database in AnyLogic! The new video shows how to create a population of agents and read the agent attributes from a database with the example of six friends from the TV-show. You will also learn how to add parameters to each agent and upload the database table from Excel file.
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Seminar in Tokyo: follow-up 23.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

We successfully completed the seminar in Tokyo. We were honored to welcome the representatives of such companies as Panasonic, Hitachi and the attendees of international consulting companies: PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Milliman. The seminar was also looked up by the representatives of leading Japanese universities. This seminar was vital both for our partners, TechSupport Management, and for us. Seminar speakers from AnyLogic support team, Sergey Suslov and Pavel Lebedev, shared the experience of AnyLogiс modeling, told about latest business cases of using AnyLogic, and introduced anyLogistix – the tool for supply chain management and optimization. [...]
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How-To Video: Placing Agents on a GIS-Map 23.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

We continue educating you with how-to videos on advanced features of AnyLogiс. See the first video post in our blog and all the videos on AnyLogic YouTube channel. In today’s video, we use a practical model of bookstore positioning to show how to place agents on the AnyLogic GIS map.
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Announcing 2016 Conference Sponsors 20.09.2016 Rene Reiter

Thank you, 2016 Sponsors! We are happy to announce our Key Sponsors for the AnyLogic Conference 2016. As expert users of AnyLogic software, their contributions, innovation and thought leadership allow us to provide a more dynamic and interactive Conference experience for all that attend. Come and join the AnyLogic community November 16th and 17th, 2016 in Nashville, TN, USA to see how AnyLogic Software is successfully applied across multiple industries, experience innovative ideas for Simulation Modeling, and expand your application vision of using AnyLogic Software.
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Immunization Program Evaluation 19.09.2016 Rene Reiter

Alexander Doroshenko, Weicheng Qian and Nathaniel D. Osgood from the Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada were recently published in PeerJ, an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It considers and publishes Research Articles in Biological and Medical Sciences. The objective of the University of Alberta project was to investigate the effect of outbreak response immunization (ORI) among adolescents as an emergency public health intervention in light of a recent re-emergence of pertussis outbreaks. ORI is supplementary immunization given over and above the routine vaccination schedule, including to those who may be fully immunized or those who did not receive their scheduled vaccines. [...]
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AnyLogic 7 in Three Days in Japanese 13.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

AnyLogic 7 in Three Days, the practical book on AnyLogic 7 from AnyLogic developers, is now available for FREE in Japanese! The book is written by Ilya Grigoryev the author of AnyLogic training courses. The book is designed for self-education or university environment and might be considered as the first learning guide to AnyLogic software. The book is structured around four examples from different areas, where simulation modeling could be implemented: manufacturing, healthcare, marketing research and pedestrian flows. Being practice-oriented, the book also contains some theory behind all four application areas. The book is available in Portuguese, Chinese and English.
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Pedestrian Flow is Crucial to Your Environment. Learn Why! 08.09.2016 Rene Reiter

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Conference Hotel - Discount Group Rate 07.09.2016 Rene Reiter

Reservations are limited - book today! Join the AnyLogic community November 16th and 17th, 2016 in Nashville, TN, USA to see how AnyLogic Software is successfully applied across multiple industries, experience innovative ideas for Simulation Modeling, and expand your application vision of using AnyLogic Software. The Conference venue, Sheraton Nashville Downtown is ideally located in the heart of Music City near many dining, shopping, and entertainment options. It is a newly transformed Nashville hotel towering 28 stories over the Music City. The recent multi-million dollar transformation is sure to exceed your expectations. In addition to a brand new guest room, enjoy a completely renovated lobby, reception area, wine bar, and meeting space - all unlike any other hotel in Nashville.
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Join AnyLogic Professionals in Tokyo! 07.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

We gladly announce the seminar in Tokyo, Japan, on the only multimethod simulation tool – AnyLogic. It will be held by TechSupport Management, official Japanese distributor of AnyLogic, and take place on September, 9th. Along with TechSupport Management, our experienced trainers will show how to apply AnyLogic simulation software to different business areas, presenting live demo and latest cases. We will also spotlight a new tool for supply chain management and logistics – anyLogistix.
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How-To Video: Creating Cars of Different Colors 06.09.2016 Rene Reiter

Building on AnyLogic’s educational resources, I am happy to share the “Creating Cars of Different Colors” video, just one in a long-line of how-to videos geared toward simplifying AnyLogic’s vast number of features and functions. In this video, you will learn how to create cars of different colors in the road traffic library, using an example model available in your AnyLogic software. [...]
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New book on supply chain management is now available 05.09.2016 Egor Yakovlev

For those interested in supply chain and operations management, we recommend a new book - "Global Supply Chain and Operations Management: A Decision-Oriented Introduction to the Creation of Value". The co-author, Dmitry Ivanov, is a professor for International Supply Chain Management at Berlin School of Economics and Law. He is also an author and co-author of 250 publications. You can download one of his books on decision-making in supply chain and manufacturing with AnyLogic optimization and simulation software on our website. The new book is aimed mainly at students and academics, but it might definitely interest those who work in logistics and operations management. This book presents global supply chain and operations management from a comprehensive perspective, focusing on the operational roles in the networks and presenting the quantitative and organizational methods needed to plan and control the material, information and financial flows in the supply chain.
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