A Hybrid Modeling Approach for Automated Parcel Lockers as a Last-Mile Delivery Scheme

Urban logistics is becoming increasingly important due to the global rise of e-commerce with home deliveries of small but frequent orders from consumers. The introduction of self-collection delivery systems is an innovation for last mile delivery operations in urban areas and brings new benefits. This paper introduces the application of hybrid modeling approach for the self-collection delivery costs optimization and estimation of future demand based on several socio-economic parameters.

Training Reinforcement Learning Policy in AnyLogic Simulation Environment Using Pathmind

In this paper, the researchers study the operations of an imaginary coffee shop with a focus on the barista’s actions. They also show how the sequence of actions affects the overall performance of the coffee shop by using reinforcement learning and simulation as its policy training environment. This model acts as a guiding example that shows the ease of applying RL in AnyLogic models using the Pathmind Library.

Business Process Modeling and Efficiency Improvement through an Agent-Based Approach

This paper describes the results of a practical experience of business process improvement and change. the business modeling approach, carried out through an agent-based model, has been applied to an operational process with the aim to reduce the overlapping of the operational phases and to improve the time-efficiency. Simulation outcomes and results are discussed.