One of the services that Dapp can provide is a simulation. A simulation is a schematically created model that mimics a real-life system, and can be used to investigate certain future scenarios. A simulation is often used when testing certain ideas in practice are too costly, take too much time, or are too difficult to implement. In this type of situation, a virtual imitation of a system, think for example of a conveyor belt, machine, or a warehouse, can provide the solution. Once a simulation is set up, certain parameters can be adjusted or added to investigate future situations.
By first simulating the current situation, the results of the simulation can be compared with the actual results of a system, verifying that the simulation is reliable. Even in situations where there is no current system, a simulation can provide a solution by leaning on the knowledge of the client and Dapp together. By simplifying the real-life system somewhat, a simulation can be set up fairly quickly, but the main thing is that the simulation remains reliable and accurate. The advantage of being able to adapt quickly is that you can brainstorm in real time about possible solutions and immediately see the first results.
An example of a simulation by Dapp is the simulation of a large conveyor belt of a customer to transport end products through the entire factory from back to front. Due to the complexity of this conveyor with bridges, set-up points, labelers, elevators, pick-up points, truck frequencies and multiple nodes, the simulation was a godsend to still be able to test how to solve the huge capacity pressure of this conveyor without complicated interventions. The simulation allowed some options to be reliably worked out to bring the capacity of the conveyor up to date with current and future production. By applying a simulation, different alternatives could easily be studied in order to directly test the effect of adjustments. This simulation led to a relatively small-scale solution that provides both current and future production with sufficient capacity.
Visualization techniques are used to communicate the simulation in understandable language. This can be in the form of a simple time-lapse, but also in the form of graphs and histograms in combination with a carefully composed presentation by one of the Dapp professionals.
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