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Is Seasonality Impacting Your Production?

Making a production plan and checking it twice, gonna find out what’s naughty and nice…

Did you know that 90% of gift wrap sales occur in a 90-day window?  Simulation has been used to determine the best method of designing systems and the optimal scheduling procedures for operating those systems.

In this issue you will learn how leading organizations plan for seasonality in their pursuit of efficiency.

Featured Article:

3 Tools for Optimal Production Planning

By Jon Santavy, International Partner Manager, Arena


Seasonal demand challenges require accurate planning to ensure the right products are on the shelves at the right time. In this article, I'll share the three tools industry leaders are using for optimal production planning.

Featured Case Study:

Gift Wrap Manufacturer Increases Sales with Production Simulation 


Arena Simulation software helps save the holidays by enabling a leading gift wrap manufacturer to significantly reduce cycle time and costs to meet peak seasonal demand.

Consultants Corner:

Tis the Seasonality for Simulation!

By Nancy Zupick, Consulting Manager, Arena


Production lines and services systems by their very nature are complex. Nancy shows how to better understand the complexities, and their impact on production.

Tips and Tricks:

More Accurately Model Demand & Schedules

By Judy Jordan, Technical Support Lead, Arena

To meet demand or satisfy schedules it may be necessary to create a partial batch in your model. Use the new 'Adjustable Batch' module to easily create a partial batch or group of entities. Learn how to accomplish this and more in this week's Tips & Tricks!

Issue 13 | December 2016

It's Here!

Arena v15 has arrived! For more information about the exciting features in this release click the button below.

Learn about Arena v15

Upcoming Events

IISE Student Simulation

Starting January, 2017

Join the Global Arena Student Competition and compete against teams from all over the world. Learn how to register for the Winter Session here.


Upcoming Training Dates

Arena Public Training

Jan 10 - 13, 2017 
Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2017 
Apr 4 - 7, 2017 

Austin, TX
Registration Info

For information for global training dates, click here



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