SMS, Australia’s simulation modelling experts, specialise in Discrete Event Simulation modelling.
Discrete Event Simulation (DES) supports the design of new systems and improves processes in existing facilities, meaning SMS help their clients minimise risk, optimise system design and achieve process improvement.
Models allow scenario options to be tested to determine the optimal design, and then changes are tested to ensure the best operating practices.
Our track record shows that we provide the insights required to increase productivity, reduce capital expenditure requirements, and build your competitive advantage.
Our team can work with you to elicit the most powerful insights to support your strategic planning and operational decision-making processes. We use a mix of technology and methodologies to test future options by adjusting the dynamic elements of a system and understanding the resulting performance.
SMS have consulted to a broad range of companies in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, China, the Middle East, South America and the US. We can apply computer simulation to any business process, and have done so for numerous sectors including manufacturing, mining, smelting, logistics, communications and defence.
SMS is an approved provider on the Australian Dept of Defence Simulation Support Panel, under which we have a ‘standing offer for the provision of a range of simulation support services’.
With SMS, you can be confident that you understand the possibilities.
SMS was engaged to review supply chain logistics for a new mining project. After developing the modelling system and simulating a wide range of scenarios, SMS was able to provide feedback on a number of issues within the proposed supply chain. This equipped their client with the decision making knowledge they needed to ensure their proposed infrastructure was appropriately sized so target throughput levels could be achieved. Read more…
SMS worked collaboratively with CSR Hebel to simulate the proposed design of their new manufacturing facility. Using Arena simulation software, SMS produced a simulation model which clearly demonstrated that the proposed design could not meet the production requirements. Read more…
SMS developed a simulation model of BHP Illawarra Coal’s complex raw coal transportation system, to help address challenges related to bottlenecks and inadequate storage. Through its model, SMS was able to recommend relatively minor infrastructure upgrades, allowing BHP to avoid the need for anticipated new stockpiles or other major investment. The model was then available for ongoing use, to support decision making for other proposed projects and upgrades. Read more…