Tsinghua University Wins Fourth Annual HSPI Student Simulation Competition

Improving healthcare systems is truly an international effort—even within the upcoming generation of engineers. For the first time in the four-year history of the HSPI Student Simulation Competition, all three finalist teams represented universities outside the United States.

On February 22, shortly after the student teams presented their solutions to a panel of judges, Tsinghua University’s IME Team was declared the winner of the competition and its $2,500 USD first prize. The victory from this internationally-renowned Chinese university also represents the first time that an institution located outside the United States has won the HSPI Student Simulation Competition.


FlexSim welcomes APO as U.S. reseller

FlexSim Software Products, Inc. is excited to announce a new reseller in the U.S.—Advanced Process Optimization, Inc. (APO). APO has been a FlexSim user for several years and provided a valuable case study for a white paper FlexSim published recently on where simulation fits in with Lean principles and value stream mapping techniques.

The team at Advanced Process Optimization, Inc.

From Advanced Process Optimization, Inc.:

We at Advanced Process Optimization, Inc. are excited to be able to offer FlexSim® to our clients as an integrated component of

FlexSim 2018: New tools for people-based systems, data gathering & charting

In 2018, we’re bringing the human element back into simulation with the People Module. This is just one of several exciting additions to FlexSim 2018, the latest version of our flagship simulation software—now available worldwide.

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The People Module, as you probably guessed, is all about people—where they go, who they interact with, and why they’re waiting so long in that particular queue. FlexSim can now help you visualize and analyze these people-based systems. Whether it’s a restaurant, airport security, or a system that doesn’t produce anything tangible, this new module

First Student Simulation Competition in Tunisia

How can we encourage students to learn problem solving skills through real-world industrial applications? Esprit engineering school in Tunisia has found one answer: organize a student competition.

The event featured 140 students organized into 27 teams, putting their modeling and analysis skills to the test on various topics proposed by industrial local partners—assembly lines of aircraft components, bottling lines, calibration services for quality control, gas station operations, and more.

On November 11th, 2017, each team presented their simulation model and results to a jury of teachers and industry professionals. After deliberations, the jury designated

Fourth Annual User Meeting for FlexSim Germany

The fourth FlexSim Germany User Meeting will be held November 21-23, 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany. With so many participants in the past two years opting for the opportunity of a training day in conjunction with the User Meeting, there will now be an additional day for an in-depth discussion on FlexSim 2017/2018 features.

The meeting program includes:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 — FlexSim V2017/2018 Feature Workshop

This workshop focuses on features found in the latest version of FlexSim, as well as some of the features in the next release. Please bring your own computer to explore, what

FlexSim 2017 Update 2: Better Data, Better Analysis

FlexSim 2017 Update 2 is now officially out and available for download! Current FlexSim users can upgrade right away—and anyone can download the latest version of FlexSim’s flagship simulation modeling software and try it out under the free Express license.

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The biggest change is in collecting and displaying data. We’ve introduced the Statistics Collector, a tool that gathers raw data from the objects and events you specify. While a model runs, this data is placed into a table—the data can then be viewed, transformed, visualized in charts and graphs, or

VIII Gala of Logistics -- Poznan

FlexSim featured at VIII Gala of Logistics

FlexSim is excited to be represented at the VIII Gala of Logistics, an annual event focused on “implementing modern technologies into business life.”

The gala, which will be held on June 8th, 2017 in Poznan, Poland, is organized by faculty of the Management Engineering department and the Simulation and Optimization Center in Logistics and Production Processes (SOCILAPP), both of Poznan University of Technology.

VIII Gala of Logistics -- Poznan

FlexSim executives Bill Nordren and Roger Hullinger will speak at the event, which also includes the presentation of more than a dozen student projects

FlexSim 2017 Update 1: More VR, improved ease of use

FlexSim 2017 Update 1 is now officially out and ready for download! Head over to the Downloads section of your account to get the software now. (Don’t have a FlexSim account? Sign up for free here!)

This update to FlexSim 2017 takes FlexSim’s virtual reality capabilities to the next level. It starts with the Oculus Touch hand controllers. With their natural gestures and finger movements, this technology will let you experience a FlexSim model like never before. The feature video (below) shows someone lifting, dropping, pressing, pulling, and pushing to interact with an actively running simulation. We’re

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