In this section you can create scenarios which can be applied to the original data (see the section Data). This allows you to study the impact of some anticipated or unanticipated situations.
There are two types of scenarios. The first type requires you to specify how the input data may change. There are six categories of input data scenarios:
For instance, in a Customer Scenario the demand of all European customers may rise by 10%. Or, in a Production Scenario, the maximum capacity of one of the production resources may be reduced by 20% for three months.
All scenario categories belong to this type, except for the Network Scenario , which is the only scenario category of the second type.
The second type of scenarios (i.e. the Network Scenario) consists of a combination of scenarios of the first type. In other words, a Network Scenario integrates the effects of multiple (associated) first type scenarios into a what-if analysis. In practice this means that initially you will create some scenarios of the first type, for instance Customer Scenario. Once you have created these, you can combine several of them together in order to create a Network Scenario.
Batch run enables you to optimize several scenarios in one go. Each Batch ID is a combination of one (input) Dataset and one Network Scenario.
Batch Run Options
Export To Database: Each Batch ID will be saved as a Result Dataset in the database.
Download Solution: Each Batch ID's solution will be put in an Excel file. All Excel files are then compressed into a .zip file and available for download after optimization.
Results visible to everyone: The data case of selected Batch IDs will be available to all users who are using this application.
Scenario Page Actions
Each page in this section has the following pages actions (see also the picture on the right):
Create New Scenario : This empties all the data shown on the page.
Load Scenario : This brings up a dialog with all scenarios where you can select which scenario you want to load. After loading, the contents in that scenario will be shown on the page.
Apply Scenario : This applies the loaded scenario to the original input data.
Save Scenario : This brings up a dialog where you can save the data in the database.