SMS has simulated the movement of all manner of ‘things’ from A to B to C, by truck, train, ship or air. Our varied projects have included processing plants, equipment maintenance, shipping fleet scheduling, port operations, coal transport networks, rail operations, postal services, defence aircraft support performance, pathology sample processing and supply chain modelling.
Processing Plant Simulation
SMS developed a simulation model to study the storage and logistic requirements for development of a processing plant. This model helped to size storage requirements for raw materials, intermediate and finished products, and to assess the likely impact on storage requirements of the rail transfer of these materials.
Mail Sorting Centre
SMS created a model template for a mail sorting centre which encompassed various sorting mechanisms, inward bulk mail receipt, and despatch of sorted product. The template was then available as a basis for the client to readily build their own models of each of their mail exchange sites.
Interactive Shipping Fleet Model
In order to evaluate a radical change to the philosophy of scheduling its shipping fleet, an interactive model was developed to assist a shipping fleet operator to develop alternative schedules and aid quantification and evaluation of the difference between various alternatives.