Technology-Enabled Predictive Analytics

ProModel - About Us

Accelerate Process Improvement While Eliminating Risk

ProModel is a discrete-event simulation technology that is used to plan, design and improve new or existing manufacturing, logistics and other operational systems. It empowers you to accurately represent real-world processes, including their inherent variability and interdependencies, in order to conduct predictive analysis on potential changes. Optimize your system around your key performance indicators.

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Think of your facility as a collection of resources that are intended to function together cost-effectively. Each person and piece of equipment is related to every other component (by coincidence or convenience). Together, they define how your facility works. Now, what if you could disassemble all or part of your facility and reconfigure the pieces to find ways to run the entire system more efficiently? What if you could actually see which new configurations work best and which ones fail, by watching them for a week, month or year? ProModel lets you do just that. Forget risk, disruption and expense—test multiple alternatives in an amazingly short time.



The ProModel Methodology

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Visualize

Create a dynamic, animated computer model of your business environment from CAD files, process or value stream maps, or Process Simulator models. Clearly see and understand current processes and policies in action.

Analyze

Brainstorm using the model to identify potential changes and develop scenarios to test improvements which will achieve business objectives. Run scenarios independently of each other and compare their results in the Output Viewer developed through the latest Microsoft® WPF technology.

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Optimize

Immediately test the impact of changes on current and future operations, risk free, with predictive scenario comparisons. Determine optimal business performance with a high probability of meeting your business goals.



The ProModel Advantage

ProModel provides decision makers the opportunity to test new ideas for process and system design or improvement before committing the time and resources necessary to build or alter the actual system.

ProModel focuses on issues such as:

  • Resource Utilization
  • System Capacity
  • Process Improvement
  • Throughput and Bottleneck Analysis
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Customer Service Levels


By modeling the important elements of a manufacturing, logistics or service system, leaders can experiment with different operating strategies and designs to achieve optimal performance for their organizations.

Solutions

Six Sigma Initiatives

Enhance the effectiveness of Analyze and Improve steps of the DMAIC Methodology. Experiment to ANALYZE how the system responds within the model and develop a total continuous IMPROVEMENT strategy in a dynamic, risk-free environment.

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Manufacturing Performance Improvement

Increase throughput by optimizing your processes, systems, and resources

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Supply Chain and Logistics

Improve the performance and predictability of your supply chain without costly delivery interruptions

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Resources

Product Summary

The ProModel Optimization Suite is a discrete-event simulation technology that helps you to make better decisions faster. It is used to plan, design and improve new or existing manufacturing, logistics and other tactical and operational systems. It empowers you to accurately replicate complex real-world processes with their inherent variability and interdependencies, to conduct predictive performance analysis on potential changes, and then to optimize the system based on your key performance indicators.

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Learn About ProModel

Discover ProModel-specific training, tutorial, and how-to videos. Explore our training resources, online help, and view our pre-recorded webinars to help further your knowledge of ProModel.

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Training Resources

Online Resource Library

Consulting Services



ProModel: with Six Sigma Analysis and Minitab

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What's New

 

What's New in the 2016 release?

Simplified Single Click Installation and Licensing

Enter you Serial Number and Email address and click Install. Nothing more to do as the software is installed and licensed without further action.

ProModel 2016 Installation

    
Intellisense Optional

If you like to enter your model logic freely, in your own format and without prompts, you can turn off the Intellisense feature and write your logic however you like.

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Shift Carryover and Grouped Entities

Resources that entities capture prior to grouping, and any that the grouped entity subsequently captures, can be pulled off shift and replenished through this shift carryover capability. The grouped entity will only resume processing once all resources have been replaced.

Failed Arrival Statistics for Ordered Entities

Previously, only explicitly defined entity Arrivals automatically collected stats when failing to arrive (due to a lack of available capacity). Now, you can individually control which entity-location Order statement reports when it fails to arrive at its ordered location.


 

What's New in the 2014 SP3 release?

Microsoft Compatability

This release supports Windows 10 and Office 2016 (32-bit)


 

What's New in the 2014 SP2 release?

SharePoint Connection

Collaborating with your team while maintaining the integrity of the data driving the model just got easier. You can now store your external files in SharePoint 2010 or 2013 and simply reference them in your models. This includes Excel files used in Array Import and Export, Entity Location, and External Arrival files and text or CSV files used in Read and Write statements. SharePoint allows you to control who on your team has read or write access to the data and ensures the most up-to-date data set no matter where your models are simulated.

Sharepoint Connection

Multi-View Runner

Tired of switching between views of your model during simulation to catch glimpses of activity in various sections? Why not be able to always keep your dashboard of variables in view while following an entity through the system? Well, now you can! Multi-View Runner allows you to configure up to 4 different views per monitor and designate which one will be displayed in each view window. This is also great for presentations in a group setting where you can simultaneously highlight different portions of your model by zooming in and displaying each on separate monitors. 

Multi-View Runner



What’s New in the 2014 release?

New Logic Windows
New logic windows help you build your logic faster, easily verify it and more clearly understand it.  Color has been added to visually distinguish your statements and functions, comments, and strings. You can even change the colors and font of the logic windows to customize them as you like. To encourage good formatting, auto-indentation for blocks of logic and begin-end brackets has been added. Every line of logic is numbered to quickly locate areas of your code during verification and troubleshooting. These new capabilities help better visualize your logic while Intellisense and the Syntax Guide help you build it faster.

Logic Windows

Intellisense
Intellisense is what it sounds like; an intelligent list of all logic elements that pops up as you define your logic so you can quickly write it. Isn’t that what you thought it was? This list of elements appears as you type and includes all the statements, functions, locations, entities, resources, variables, attributes, arrays, distributions, etc…basically everything you need to write logic. And the beautiful thing is, you don’t have to remember exact names. As you start typing, the list essentially filters and highlights the element name that begins with the characters you typed. If the highlighted element is the one you want, select tab, space, or enter and that name will be committed to your logic. Fast and easy! 

Intellisense

Syntax Guide
After a statement or function is added to your logic, a tooltip will appear displaying the syntax for the statement or function with all its possible options. No need to remember what is required or take time to look it up in Help; the Syntax Guide will appear and show you. This saves you time and keeps you focused on your logic.

Syntax Guide

Debug Window Expanded View
Along with new Logic windows, the Debug window has been improved to show more than three lines of logic! As you step from line to line, you can scroll and see the entire window of logic and can anticipate where it will go next and understand where it has come from.

Debug Window

Probability Field Flexibility
Varying probabilities for rework, line balancing, patient flow, etc. is now easier than ever to setup and include in scenario analysis. Simply add macros in your routing probability fields and define them as scenario parameters! Also, initialize and manage your routing probabilities through an array import.

New Resource Search Type
A new way to choose how entities capture resource units is by First Available. This search type gives priority to units 1, 2, 3, etc. in that order, which ensures that only the maximum number of units needed at any one point during the simulation is all that is ever utilized. This gives you the ability to run your model in a pseudo unconstrained scenario and determine exactly how many units you need to complete the work defined in your system.

New Resource

Model Instructions
Document your models, provide instructions on how to run them, and even explain what the results mean through utilizing images and links to online content. All this can be included in a rich text formatted (RTF) document and added as Model Instructions. Whenever your model is opened, the Model Instructions window will appear, displaying the contents of your document. From this window, scenarios can be simulated or the window can be dismissed allowing the user to explore model.

Model Instructions


Getting Started Panel
With the new Getting Started panel, you have immediate access to demo models, a quickstart video, training resources, online help, the ProModel Support team, and a whole host of How To videos. It’s easy to find since it will be the first thing you see when you start up the application.

Getting Started Panel

New Demo Models
New demo models have been added and some of our previous demos have been refreshed to include new graphic libraries, model instructions, and updated logic. View the list of our demo models by clicking on the Demos button in the Getting Started panel.

New Demo Models

New Graphic Libraries
The ProModel and MedModel default graphic libraries have been updated with enhanced metafile (EMF) images. These scale nicely giving you crisp, clear images no matter what zoom level you are at. All the demo models have been recreated with EMF images as well.

How To Videos
Our Support team has been hard at work creating short How To videos to aid our customers in modeling techniques and other useful tips about how to use our products. We have brought all these videos together and organized them into one place for you to search and access. Simply click on the How To Videos button in the Getting Started panel to access them or check them out here!

Now in Spanish!
ProModel has been translated into the Spanish language. First, run the installation in the Spanish language in order to ensure all supporting files are included. And then, if your Windows language settings are in Spanish, ProModel will also run in Spanish.

 

System Requirements

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

Computer and processor

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) processor

Memory

1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

Hard disk

1.5 GB available disk space

Operating system

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Other

Internet access (for online registration and updates)