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Rockwell Automation


Operational Decision-Making

The most common use of Discrete Event Simulation is to help solve critical strategic issues for an organization.  However, many companies are realizing that they can achieve even greater benefits by using simulation to address real-time operational issues.

This issue highligts how Arena simulation models can enable your organization to address these real-time operational challenges.

Featured Article:

Getting More from Arena with Operational Decision-Making

By Rob Kranz


Operational simulation models are an effective way to significantly increase the value your organization realizes from your investment in Arena.

Featured Case Study:

Optimizing Machine Performance



Learn how a medical packaging manufacturer optimized machine performance and reduced installation and startup times by 70% with Arena.

Consultants Corner:

Transforming Strategic Models into Operational Models

By Darrell Starks


What does it take to convert a strategic simulation model into an operational model?  Darrell Starks describes the main steps that need to be taken and other considerations required to extend the value from your simulation efforts.

Tips and Tricks:

Connecting Models to Live Data

By Nancy Zupick

There are various methods of reading in data to a model in Arena, one of the more popular methods is the Direct Read feature which allows you to read in data directly to Variables and Expressions.

Issue 2 | December 2015


Arena 14.7 Update 6

We continue to add lots of new features and enhancements to Arena.

See What's New (Video)

Download SW Update


Upcoming Events

Winter Simulation Conference

December 6-9, 2015

Come visit our booth at the upcoming WinterSim conference in Huntington Beach, CA. Attend our sessions to learn more about the exciting recent advances in Arena.

Canandian IIE Student Conference & Competition

January 21-24, 2016

Waterloo, ON

Sponsored by Simwell Consulting & Technology


Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Jan 12-15, 2016
Mar 1-4, 2016
Apr 26-29, 2016

Austin, TX
Registration Info

For information for global training dates, click here



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