Episode 2: Plant Simulation


Simulation Nation 2015: Digital Manufacturing Competitive Advantages

Optimize material flow, resource utilization and logistics at every level of plant planning; simulate a single assembly line, an entire plant, or a global network of manufacturing facilities

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In times of increasing cost and time pressures in production, along with ongoing globalization, logistics is a key factor in the success of a company. Money can be lost daily through inefficient schedules, local instead of global optimization, inefficient resource allocation, and poor productivity. The need to deliver just-in-time (JIT) or just-in-sequence (JIS), introduce Kanban, plan and build new production lines, and manage global production networks requires objective decision criteria to help management evaluate and compare alternative approaches.

This is where Tecnomatix® Plant Simulation steps in to reduce all those risks.

In this episode of Simulation Nation 2015, you’ll learn how Plant Simulation creates a dynamic computer model of the complex systems you have imagined. Without spending a single penny on constructing a manufacturing plant, you can optimize its performance in terms of material flow, resource utilization and logistics at every level of plant planning. Without disturbing existing systems, you can run experiments, predict coordination of product components and product completion schedules, as well as run “what if” scenarios.

In short, you’ll see how Plant Simulation allows you to use the virtual world to process real world numbers that can help you:

  • Save as much as 6% upon initial investment
  • Increase existing system productivity
  • Reduce new system costs
  • Optimize resource consumption and re-use
  • Reduce inventories
  • Reduce throughput time
  • Optimize systems for reduced energy consumption

Additionally, we’ll discuss how Plant Sim establishes an intelligent foundation for business decisions, so much so that instead of “Can we afford to employ this technology” the question you will leave this episode with is “Can we afford not to employ this technology?”

Your moderators and speakers for this episode are Tom Gaunt and Curtis DeSaele – Technology. They will lead the discussion and demonstration of Plant Sim as you experience its power and explore its potential.

During the demonstration you will:

    • Examine the basic software layout
    • Create a simple plant layout
    • Perform a simulation of throughput
    • Analyze any bottlenecks
    • Optimize throughput
    • Review a case study of an LCD TV plant
    • Pick up an existing layout
    • Convert it into a simulation
    • Watch animation as parts flow
    • Observe and chart bottlenecks
    • Use Sankey diagrams
    • Alter shifts (use analysis) to increase output 16%
    • Optimize pallet and conveyor processes

  • Discover Plant Sim’s proven ROI

Plant Simulation is the first, most logical step in your use of technology to propel your company towards the future of manufacturing. Be sure to take advantage of this “how to” event by registering now.

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