Simulation

“Simulation delivers a better understanding of ‘what if?’ to analyse the consequences of decisions affected by uncertainty via scenario analysis to identify robust solutions.”

Simulation provides an understanding of what might happen if a system is configured in a given way. It helps predict the performance of a complex system when faced with variability, randomness, and change. Simulation models usually take longer to build than optimisation models but better illustrate what the future state will look like.

Example use cases

Future customer demand and industry impacts

What performance can I expect to achieve from my network in the future?

  • Simulation modelling combines the complex logic of resource allocation with the vagaries of equipment and customer behaviour to understand future performance.

Allocation of resources

Will my infrastructure and operating footprint cope with forecast demand?

  • Typically, a network’s performance diminishes as demand increases – how much it decreases and the impact this has can be quantified through the use of simulation. Understand where the bottlenecks are and identify areas for improvement working with the limitations of the resource mix.

Capital investment planning

How sensitive is my plan to disruption and system influence?

  • Simulation modelling can test the robustness of the operation and the impact of changes to the rules or physical layout.

Simulation

“Simulation delivers a better understanding of ‘what if?’ to analyse the consequences of decisions affected by uncertainty via scenario analysis to identify robust solutions.”

Simulation provides an understanding of what might happen if a system is configured in a given way. It helps predict the performance of a complex system when faced with variability, randomness, and change. Simulation models usually take longer to build than optimisation models but better illustrate what the future state will look like.

Example use cases

Future customer demand and industry impacts

What performance can I expect to achieve from my network in the future?

  • Simulation modelling combines the complex logic of resource allocation with the vagaries of equipment and customer behaviour to understand future performance.

Allocation of resources

Will my infrastructure and operating footprint cope with forecast demand?

  • Typically, a network’s performance diminishes as demand increases – how much it decreases and the impact this has can be quantified through the use of simulation. Understand where the bottlenecks are and identify areas for improvement working with the limitations of the resource mix.

Capital investment planning

How sensitive is my plan to disruption and system influence?

  • Simulation modelling can test the robustness of the operation and the impact of changes to the rules or physical layout.