Terminal planning by ISI-Plan - coupling of layout planning and simulation
Layout planning and logistics simulation have so far been used separately for the development and planning of logistics nodes. Layout planning software is characterized by an intuitive and cooperative application, but only allows static considerations. Simulation software, on the other hand, has the advantage that it allows the analysis of dynamic processes, but is less intuitive to use.
The goal of ISI-Plan is to combine both tools and thus to use the strengths of the tools, to eliminate the weaknesses and to realize synergy effects (e.g. reduction of the modeling time for the simulation model). A solution is to be developed that enables static layouts, created on a touch-sensitive and intuitive planning table, to be transferred directly into a functional dynamic simulation model with stored logistics strategies. In particular, these stored strategies are the main pillar of integration, as they represent the missing link between layout planning and simulation. The project has a duration of three years, from September 2017 to August 2020. Learn more about ISI-Plan here.