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ARENA: the software allied to the best business decisions
Enterprise growth projects are a major challenge for planning and management teams, given the multitude of factors that need to be assessed before making every decision, and they can consume a lot of time and money, as well as generate expectations.
ARENA, developed by Rockwell Automation, is the world’s leading discrete event simulation software and currently has over 350,000 active users.
With several features, ARENA allows you to simulate all business scenarios and understand daily operations in detail, enabling you to perform the necessary analysis and make the best decisions for each stage of a project.
A striking feature of this solution is that it waives the use of lines of programming code, as the process modeling is performed through flowcharts.
This greatly speeds up the process mapping work, consolidating data and making studies simpler for the analysis teams.
The software predicts the behavior of a hypothetical operating environment, whether it is new or a change to an existing one. For example, clients can simulate a new production line or the expansion of the current one.
Operating since 1982, ROCKWELL ARENA has already proven itself to be an extremely efficient software in enterprises of all sizes and segments and has great prominence in several industries.
Enterprise growth projects are a major challenge for planning and management teams, given the multitude of factors that need to be assessed before making every decision that costs time, money and expectations.
These are some examples of investments where a broad and structured information database and highly complex studies are essential.
Moreover, there are many obstacles in projects of this magnitude, proportional to the results expected to be achieved!
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Discrete event simulation is the methodology that allows representing a complex system with a large series of organized and clearly defined events.
The software functions based on fluxograms, and so there is no need to code. Therefore, the project team can map and study the full process more efficiently, especially those that have:
With this methodology, it is possible to create a simulated environment and evaluate the behavior of each process in the system over time, to ask and anwser the following fundamental questions while everything is still a hypothesis, with no financial or functional impact.
What are the features of ARENA discrete event simulation?
The main ARENA resources for this type of simulation are:
Predefined block library to model SYSTEMS without programming.
dashboards and performance metrics.
2D and 3D animation that enrich the comprehensive view of the environment and data.
Statistical reporting and analysis.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION is extremely attentive to updating the tool with new versions to meet the needs that arise with the dynamic pace of today´s businesses.
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Increasing the service capacity of a port or expanding the infrastructure a logistics center are examples of investments that demand several decisions with high financial and operational risk.
It is necessary to clearly map the processes as they are currently done and also gather all the indicators and data that will allow planning the necessary changes in those process, what is not a simple task.
Each company has an AS IS scenario that brings its own demands and a series of critical factors for the business environment as a whole – such as whether the current number of employees is sufficient for a expected scenario.
In addition, the TO BE scenario of each system will have a direct or indirect impact on other areas of the company, greatly increasing the potential risks to the project’s implementation and success.
These impacts are often unknown until implementation starts, and the results become unpredictable. Other critical factors are inherent to major changes and need to be accurately monitored if they are not to hinder success.
It is in this complex scenario that you have to handle a huge mass of information, put it in perspective, and assess the full implications of business decisions before implementing the project.
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What are the advantages of ARENA discrete event simulation?
The main benefits of ARENA´s discrete event simulation are just what project professionals in companies around the world seek for.
1 – DesignING A new SYSTEM without impacting the current operation
With the flowchart methodology, it is possible to map all planned activities and easily view the results of the proposed scenario.
It is possible to test the effects of changes on each process, analyze the generated results, correct it and retest them as necessary, a cycle that will ensure that the hypothetical environment reaches a satisfactory level, without disrupting the current operation.
2– Eliminate the risks of critical points and bottlenecks
From a global and detailed view of the system, you can investigate at which points there may be bottlenecks that could affect your performance and the achievement of defined goals, such as:
With this, it is possible to study localized solutions quickly, avoiding bottlenecks in the implementation of the new environment.
3– Drive productivity and profitability
With an in-depth study of all activities in a system and their resource demands, it is possible to generate a project with financial predictability, efficient use of budget and deployment of human resources.
These conditions are essential to achieve the goals defined in a project baseline, in addition to ensuring daily operation with a desired level of productivity.
4 – Enable more efficient management
A production environment that was simulated and tested in all its details before implementation brings much more security to managers of the areas directly involved in managing the necessary resources:
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Compare ARENA’s editions
Still not sure which ARENA version is best for your business?
Compare the features below:
Ease of use
Flowchart modeling Methodology
Model Size Restrictions
VBA Programming Capabilities
2D and 3D Animation
Agent Based Problems
Comprehensive Simulation Modeling Capabilties
More than 325 SMART Files Included
50 Example Models
Access to Siman Blocks & Elements
Custom Template Creation
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Frequently Asked Questions about ARENA
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ARENA software must be compatible with Microsoft Office installed on you computer.
Open Microsoft Excel, click on FILE – ACCOUNT and then on ABOUT EXCEL. On this screen, you will find the information if your Microsoft Office version is 32 bits or 64 bits.
Through the email [email protected]. Try to provide your ARENA version, your license serial number and, if possible, screenshots showing the error, as well as descriptions of the problem.
Until the present version of Arena software, the software only supports the Microsoft Windows operating system.
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