What Is FlexTerm?
FlexTerm is an easy-to-use PC-based simulation software built on Flexsim technology. It is designed for the simulation and analysis of container terminal operations.
Using FlexTerm, modelers can build detailed container terminal simulations in a shorter time frame than ever before.
The power and beauty of FlexTerm
FlexTerm helps you find ways to move more containers more efficiently and at less cost. The power and beauty of FlexTerm is that ideas for improving a process can be simulated, tested, and justified prior to implementing them in the actual system.
The results of each simulation can be analyzed graphically through 3D animation, and through statistical reports and graphs, which are both excellent for communicating a model’s purpose and results to technical and nontechnical audiences.
Creating models to any level of detail
FlexTerm allows modelers the flexibility of creating models to any level of detail and scope.
Whether your intent is to analyze just a small portion of your gate operation, or simulate the entire container terminal operation, FlexTerm has everything you need to complete a successful simulation analysis.
What Can You Model with FlexTerm
Simulation models built in FlexTerm can be used to improve many facets of a container terminal operation. In general, FlexTerm helps in your goals to:
- Increase throughput
- Improve equipment utilization
- Reduce waiting time and queue sizes
- Reduce bottlenecks
- Balance workload allocating resources efficiently
- Study alternate investment ideas
- Demonstrate new tool design capabilities
- Train operators in overall system behaviour and job related performance
More specifically, with FlexTerm you can analyze:
- Yard stacking and segregation strategies
- Yard layout and dispatching
- Gate logistics and capacity
- Quay crane allocation
- Yard equipment allocation
- Hostler gang allocation
- Ship scheduling
- Berth assignment
- Traffic constraints
Talumis uses the best simulation software: FlexSim
FlexSim is powerful yet easy-to-use software for simulation. A comprehensive and innovative simulation engine is hidden behind drag and drop controls, drop-down lists and many other intuitive features that make it accessible for anyone to experiment with a model. All simulation models are created to scale and are presented using 3D visuals, making it easy to watch the virtual system go through its daily operations and visually observe which elements are lacking in efficiency. FlexSim also gives decision makers the tools to confirm their observations, with impressive statistical reporting and analysis built right into the software.