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Apr062011

A Simulation to Maintain Status Quo?

After 15 years of simulation, I came across a perfect use of simulation that I have not seen before. 

One of our clients has a production line in France that they intend to move to Romania. They have started to develop a simulation model to capture and document the inner workings of the line including cycle times, line efficiencies, labor assignments, station capacities and performance metrics.

They will then unistall, pack-up, and move the entire line 2500km East where it will be reassembled, configured, and production resumed.

The goal of the simulation is mainly to transfer knowledge from the old to the new plant to ensure that production targets are maintained. Normally, we see simulation used to identify and test changes to a system in order to improve it. This time, the simulation model will be used to ensure that everything remains the same.

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I think simulation is a good way to test new concept if it would really work. Using simulation will ensure that time and money invested in improvement project is used wisely.

July 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwms

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