When to use Predictive Simulation
Processes that involve high connectivity, variability, disruptions and interaction complexity are ideal for simulation. Other techniques for measuring processes, such as Excel spreadsheets and Value Stream Maps, often ignore or treat these factors as static averages, with critical implications for decision-making. As companies become more digitally complex and connected with Industry 4.0, these implications can become game-changers.
Predictive simulation modelling provides compelling advantages over testing options in real life both in terms of cost, time and repeatability. This is particularly significant when variability, disruption and complexity exist. Imagine experimenting with 'what if?' options on a real production line, or within a functioning A&E unit. It would be impractical and possibly dangerous.
There are many examples showing how we at Lanner have contributed to process improvement. For example, we have helped design some of the world’s largest and most complex hospitals, for which design awards have been won.
Our service is flexible too. Lanner WITNESS can be used for general modelling, and can be extended into end-user applications. We regularly create problem-specific simulation assets for organisations needing to make frequent, repeatable decisions. These assets are designed to be user-friendly, configured for the correct data, and programmed with appropriate logic to explore the most relevant 'what if' questions.