Manufacturing & Production Simulation
Do you need to make well-founded decisions about alternative layouts for your production plant? Is there a sudden necessity to optimize your production or assembly lines?
The Enterprise Dynamics® simulation software has all elements to help you find the most suitable solution and increase productivity. With the simulation software Enterprise Dynamics®, every production facility and all processes to supply materials can be thoroughly analyzed and evaluated.
- What are the bottlenecks in the production process?
- How can the productivity be improved?
- is it possible to improve operator utilization?
Simulation provides additional insight which helps to make informed decisions. It enables you to build business cases based on actual numbers of your organization. Use the 3-D visualization to present the outcome of different scenarios and the effect of each decision in a way people understand and can recognize in operation.
Let the Enterprise Dynamics® simulation software help you in shaping the future use of your production environment.
Key Features of Enterprise Dynamics
- A powerful simulation platform for large-scale systems, 32-bit and 64-bit
- State-of-the-art 2D & 3D visualizations
- Easy to use graphical user interface
- “Drag & Drop” model building
- Experiment wizard
- No model limitations
Easy to extend
- Comprehensive object libraries and additional packages for different application areas
- Extended set of pre-defined and user-defined control rules
- Create your own object library and modify existing objects
- Extended result reporting module and standard output
- interfaces based on industry standards
- Import your own 3D models
- Open architecture; input and output connection based on all industry standards
Used by industry leaders
A closer look at manufacturing simulation
Manufacturing environments are traditionally the locations where value is added to products or materials. However, to create this economic value and convert it into long-lasting profit, there are many challenges.
First of all, there is the decision about investments in buildings, equipment, and staff. Simulation can support the efficiency of these decisions by estimating the Return on Investment (ROI) under various, dynamic circumstances. The selection of the order fulfillment strategy (customer order decoupling point, CODP), production techniques and raw materials are examples of variables in this consideration.
Besides these fixed costs in manufacturing, there are many variable costs, related to the number of products produced. The same simulation models can be used to develop a situation with improved efficiency and thus reducing the proportion of the fixed costs. A well-known indicator of the efficiency of equipment and staff is the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which is also a commonly used performance indicator in simulation models.
Crucial influencing factors
Availability and breakdowns of equipment are strongly influencing factors, well worth studying improvements by simulation. Another crucial factor is planning. Both on a tactical level (Rough-Cut Capacity Planning) and operational level (scheduling) simulation models are used to determine the yield of key planning factors like batching rules, changeover times, and balancing. Aspects that relate seamlessly to modern principles, such as Lean Manufacturing and Just-In-Time (JIT), which also focus on efficiency improvement, customer value and reduction of lead time and costs.
Total cost of ownership
Another trend is the attention for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), a cost calculation method to determine direct and indirect costs of a product or system during its life cycle. As simulation models can cover long periods, deal with uncertainties and process dynamic, changing behavior over time, they are ideal for these TCO-calculations.
Integration with other IT-systems
As more and more information regarding the products, the processes and the orders is available in IT-environments, a huge gain in modeling effort is realized by integrating the simulation software with other software systems such as ERP, WMS, and MES. Such integrations have been achieved very often with Enterprise Dynamics®, in order to perform studies about manufacturing environment improvements.
With the acquired knowledge and experience of the past 25 years, INCONTROL can proudly say that Enterprise Dynamics® is the most appropriate simulation solution to analyze and optimize processes within the manufacturing market.
Please feel free to contact us to find out how your manufacturing company can benefit from the use of Enterprise Dynamics®.