Discrete-Event Simulation for Supply Chain Planning
The Next Generation Platform for Defence
Discrete-Event Simulation for Supply Chain Planning
Decision Intelligence - From Just in Time to Just in Case
Achieve Resilience in Supply Chain Processes
Many questions complicate
all big decisions
In the wake of events such as the Global Pandemic and Brexit, there are many questions that supply chain planners are asking themselves:
- How do you manage supply chain risk?
- How do you optimise your working capital within your processes?
- How do you forecast possible outcomes of your decisions before making them?
- Do you have a simulation model in place?
- How can you make decisions with confidence not risking your KPIs?
- How do you utilise technology to improve your decisions?
Broadly represented across these four groups
- Business have limited financial flexibility
- Unused knowledge potential from localised sources
- Overall low confidence in decisions
- And a high risk exposure
Exposing businesses owners with a number of risks.
Limited Simulation Model Approach
Currently, most businesses base their decisions on a limited number of simulation models that are run sequentially and usually limited to single parameter input and single scenario outputs.
Business Proof Points
Rethink your operations
Disruptions are costly
The market needs better predictions for decision making to ultimately minimise risk.
We want to mention two proof points here: one from August 2020 from McKinsey saying that disruptions are costly and value chains are at risk.
'Just in Time' to 'Just in Case'
PWC from February 2021 says protecting working capital is a crucial element and needs rapid action to change operational ways.
The second is a recent study published by the FT, that emphasise the fact that supply chains are being revamped to prioritise resilience as they move from ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’
Supply chains were engineered to prioritise cost, now they are being revamped to prioritise resilience.
Discrete-Event Simulation from Hadean
Benefits and Outcomes
- Identify key sensitivities of moving from just-in-time to just-in-case
- Minimise tied-up cash, achieve resiliency, prioritise high-value investments
Live simulations can identify key sensitive areas that can impact working capital requirements. What you get is the potential to minimise tied-up cash, reduce the cost of capital, reduce redundancies, and prioritise high-value investments.
- High quality predictions by human- and ML-controlled live simulations
- Improve planning for improved resource allocation and efficiency
Get high-quality predictions driven by user interaction and/or reinforcement learning within the area of machine learning. The outcome of these predictions is high calibre planning for optimal resource allocation.
- Hypothesize and rapidly test scenarios to explore your options
- Rapid data-supported response to changes to reduce time-sensitive costs
With the solution, you can make better decisions and use unlimited simulations and unlimited what-if scenarios to get a rapid data-supported response to changes to reduce time-sensitive costs.
- Understand and estimate the risks and KPIs of your process changes
- Reduce risk and drive KPIs by focusing on and investing in the most impactful areas
Hadean can better understand your risks and KPIs and where to invest in the most impactful areas to de-risk and drive KPIs.
Who we are
Delivering unparalleled distributed computing and vast synthetic environments
Hadean Orchestrate helps supply chain planners to simulate and explore unlimited ‘what-if’ scenarios, thereby providing confident predictions for decision making, and an understanding of risks.
- Decision support via scalable live simulations
- Explore probabilistic ‘what-if’ scenarios around hypothetical operational challenges
- Unlimited simultaneous simulations
- Computational resources always available, ensuring rapid feedback
This enables supply chain planners to explore more scenarios and outputs than current solutions.
See the Live Demo here
Hadean is a distributed computing company that has designed and built a distributed cloud platform that enables unlimited scalability and reliability in distributed cloud environments.
By leveraging the platform and its underlying smart scaling capabilities we are able to partner with Defence System Integrators and military clients across the world to achieve business and operational efficiency through the power of distributed computing.
Hadean’s next-generation Platform for Defence enables command, operations and training in a truly complex world.
Multinational Pharmaceutical Company
Hadean provides a unified platform for high quality, real-time insights that allow this company to rapidly respond to unpredictable scenarios across its global supply chain.
- Intuitive visualisation of E2E supply chain with critical info (e.g. delays, stock tolerances, $ worth of delays)
- Rapidly configured parameterised simulations that model upstream/downstream effects (via the interactive dashboard)
Enhanced decision support for UK MoD's Defence and Security Accelerator
“Cervus are immensely proud to be working with our partners at Hadean…Hadean’s distributed computing platform will significantly reduce the associated costs and increase the speed of wargaming and experimentation.”
Alan Roan, MD of Cervus.ai
Incumbent decision making processes with defence currently inefficient
Often involve lengthy deliberations between various experts, conversations involving compromises, counter arguments and subjective viewpoints
Result is slow to action organisations that can miss key deadlines and risk serious negative outcomes
Simulations of different scenarios are parallelised for speed, with Hadean Orchestrate delivering the computational power
Invariant scaling across any on premise, cloud or edge environments
Simulations then realised on the front end using Cervus’ AI analytics engine
Optimum decisions then derived from results
Developing and testing innovative solutions to pressing strategic issues, capability gaps and operational optimisation
Injecting agility into the decision cycle, continuous testing of concepts, and the rapid development of capabilities and doctrine
Enabling effective outcomes to avoid technology shock, counter adversary and reduce operational risk