The requirements regarding plant design and process planning
do not comprise only an optimisation of the technical an logistic procedures but
more an more the whole company organisation. The objective is the most
economical future plant.
The examinations of e.g. different shift models or
organisational decisions on the production costs are complex and require besides
experience and systematic approach adequate instruments for these kind of
questions. Computer simulation is doubtless the tool for profitabillity
questions and optimised company organisations.
Here you find two examples for
aplliance of these technique.
- AWD, Dresden: Optimisation of the working shift model of
solid bulk production and packaging.
The complete factory was simulated and the very complexe effects on production
capacity, warehouse stock and production costs were analysed and evaluated.
The adaption of the shift working model with a remarkable reduction of working
time allowed important cost savings.
- Merck, Darmstadt: Simulation Study
for location decision.
The decision of the board regarding the new solid bulk production was
significantly assisted by a computer simulation. The future facility was
examined with scenarions whose results were directly expressed as production
costs. Thru optimisation of the entire project it was possible to achieve the
required production costs level that makes the dicision for Darmstadt possible.