Supply chains are exposed to many risks, especially in a global world with highly distributed suppliers and customers increasingly asking for shorter delivery time and higher level of order customization. Such risks can be efficiently analysed using discrete event simulation combined with Monte Carlo analysis and require a detailed description of the supply chain structure and operation.
In order to ease the acquisition of this information, especially by SMEs, we developed a graphical DSL and implemented it first as a web-based editor, which quickly proved difficult to enrich, and then using the Sirius technology.
Our talk report about how efficient Sirius was in supporting various tasks like the creation of the graphical editor, the addition of specific views and the interfacing with the underlying simulation as well as with a report generator. Our tooling was developed in the scope of the SimQRi project together with the Fraunhofer IPT and the IFU cybernetic lab of RWTH Aachen. It also involved Belgian and German end-user companies. It is now being transferred to more companies in the logistics and mechanical engineering domains. It is also available in Open Source.
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