Export the Modified Extension
In the previous phase we created the factory extension and modified it by adding the
quality check and the overhaul processes to its flowchart. In this
phase we will export the extension and run the scenario to see how the
changes affect the supply chain.
Let us export the extension to anyLogistix folder.
Export the extension
- Navigate to the projects view by clicking Projects.
- Double click the Export to
ALX item in the extension tree to open the Export ALX Extension dialog box. By
default the path to the ALX extensions folder is specified in the Extension file name field. Leave the
default path, unless you want to save this extension to some other
- Click Finish.
You will see a message in the ALX interface informing you that the extension was successfully added.
- Click OK to
close the notification.
ALX allows you to instantly use the imported extension. It is
already available for all scenarios of this project, but we need to
clearly specify where to use it. Let us create a copy of the currently
open scenario and
set it to use the NewFactory extension.
Create a copy of the scenario
- Right-click the Headphones
Supply Chain scenario to open the context menu.
- Select Create Copy as SIM
to create a scenario copy of SIM type.
The Copy of Headphones Supply Chain scenario
will be created, and you will be instantly taken to it.
We may now define the new extension for this scenario.
Define the new extension
- Navigate to the DCs and
Factories table in the list of tables below the projects
Double-click the Type
cell of the Headphones Factory
select NewFactory from the drop-down list.
That's it. We may run the experiment and compare
Run the experiment and compare
- Click the Simulation
experiment item in the Experiments
- Click Run in virtual time mode without animation to run the experiment at max
speed without displaying the GIS map.
- Click the Stop
toolbar button to stop the
experiment. A dialog box
will pop up asking if you would like to save the results. Click Yes.
the gathered statistics. By default the Service
Level tab is open.
As you can see, the service level differs from the original result. It
now constitutes 97% as compared to the initial 100%
- Now check the P&L
for details on the expenses within the supply chain and
We can see that the received profit is less this time. It constitutes
$258,234,836.51 as compared to the original $264,184,763.11.
As you can see, maintaining high quality of the offered product decreases the profit and the service level.
That's it. We
have completed the third phase of this tutorial. We have exported the
modified extension and compared the results.
Open and edit the factory extension