Arriving to page Run Scenario
Arriving to the page, when there’s no solution yet the user is able to check the location data on the map and set up the scenario.
Demand/Supply Distribution Map
The Demand/Supply Distribution Map represents all locations to consider in your dataset. Use the widgets to change settings.
In the action menu for the map, you can find the Reset Map option which resets the visible area of the map so that most of the locations are visible.
Map Control Side Panel
On the Run Scenario page you have different side panels. The first of them is Map Control.
In the Scenario Settings widget you can specify some important settings which are input for the scenario that you’re going to run.
Location Input - You can select whether to consider demand/supply. Depending on your data configuration, you can select from the following:
Locations only - Demand and supply values are not considered. All locations pull with equal force on the Center of Gravity.
Demand only - Supply locations are not considered. Demand locations with a high demand pull harder on the Center of Gravity than locations with low demand.
Supply only - Demand locations are not considered. Supply locations with a high supply pull harder on the Center of Gravity than locations with low supply.
Demand and Supply - Both demand and supply locations (if you have any) are considered in proportion to their loads. Locations with a high demand/supply pull harder on the Center of Gravity than locations with low demand/supply.
Move to real cities - When solving the Number of CoGs scenario, the Centers of Gravity can end up in e.g. the middle of nowhere, or in the sea. However, it can be more realistic to consider the closest real city for each Center of Gravity found. If you turn on the ‘Move to real cities’ switch, the app will move the found Centers of Gravity to the closest real city. Drive times and costs are updated based on the new locations.
Note that the Max Drive Time scenario works with real city locations, so if you have run the Max Drive Time scenario, the switch will be on and disabled.
Load Coloring - When demand and/or supply data is considered, the Load Coloring option appears. If this option is turned on the color and the size of nodes represent the amount of demand/supply load for each location.
Red - high load
Orange - medium load
Yellow - small load
These labels are relative. Center of Gravity divides the range of all loads being considered into three equal parts.
When the demand/supply is shown in the map, the Decrease/Increase Nodes widget appears. Use the slider to decrease/increase the node size factor so that the visualization is useful based on your data. This is helpful, e.g., when high demand/supply nodes overlap, or several small nodes are difficult to see on the map.
You can filter the nodes on the map in the Show Nodes widget, based on their types. By default, all input nodes are visible, based on your configuration. After a scenario is executed, CoGs, fixed location, and in case of Drive Time Scenario, grid cities can be filtered too.
After your solution is ready, using the checkboxes in the Show Arcs widget, the network can be visualized on the map. Primary arcs shows the connections between CoGs and suppliers, while secondary arcs connect CoG and Demand nodes.
Legend Side Panel
Here you can see what the colors of the nodes on the map mean. Supply and Demand locations have different colors. Centers of Gravity have a different color (but these do not appear on the map until they have been calculated).
The table of this side panel summarizes the latest runs executed. Clicking on the Open Job List button will open the Job List dialog page.
On the Job List dialog page, the Job Overview table shows all the jobs that were sent to the server in the last 30 days (or whatever retention time is specified in the PRO configuration:
https://<your company name>.cloud.aimms.com/configuration/retention). For each job, you can see
the Job Name,
the Environment in which it was created,
the User who started the job,
the Application to which the job corresponds (Center of Gravity in this case),
the Create Time and
a Description that indicates the status of the job.
By clicking on a job in the Job Overview the user can select a certain job, which can be loaded using the Load Selected Results button. Please note that this overwrites your current data. To refresh the Job Overview page with all recently created jobs or modified settings, simply press the Refresh button. The Job Overview table shows the jobs for the current user. If you want to see jobs for all users, turn on the Show All Jobs switch and press the Refresh button.
Save Scenario Page action
Using the Save Scenario page action, the user can open Save Scenario dialog. On this dialog page, an existing scenario list can be found, and the new scenario’s name and description can be provided.
The user can exit the dialog page using the following options:
Save: The scenario will be saved, and the page closes.
Cancel: The scenario won’t be saved, but the page closes.
Scenario visible to everyone
By default, when a scenario is saved, it is visible only for the user who created it. By turning on this option, the scenario becomes shared and accessible for every Center of Gravity user within your company.