Lexer Research (Headquarters: Tottori-shi, President: Nakamura Masahiro) has developed a cloud application to aid in solving planning problems. This application, named "GD.findi", serves as a production simulator for manufacturing facilities. Its primary purpose is to visualize flow of workers and goods within a facility and to help clients maximize plant efficiency. It has been available since April 2014.
Since the company's establishment, we at Lexer Research have developed assorted technologies visualizing the production process. Our staff have been consulted numerous times on large-scale projects, resulting in a wealth of engineering expertise in the manufacturing process domain.
Until now, the use of such simulations has had an immense barrier to entry, requiring the support of a specialist to undertake even the most menial of tasks. GD.findi allows users to model the simulation parameters using a diagram replicating the facility in question. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface allows business professionals to create and run these simulations using the latest cloud technology – no consulting required. For mass-production facilities worldwide, this translates to a sharp spike in productivity.
In today's highly computerized world, the traditional factory has been replaced with a facility embodying the Internet of Things (IoT) and Factory Internet. By utilizing the high-speed simulation tools GD.findi provides, a feed-forward system enhancing characteristics afforded by the IoT and Factory Internet can be created, resulting in an intelligent facility capable of bolstering its own efficiency.
Using our experience and know-how gained as consultants for plant IT and business restructuring services in the production sector, our mission is to bring about a resurgence in manufacturing industry.
GD.findi is a production simulation system created by Lexer Research to aid in the planning and operation of automobile, appliance, precision instrument, and related manufacturing facilities. It is an IT product allowing users to simulate production environments and examine aspects of these virtual deployment such as product delivery lead times, productivity, and manufacturing cost rapidly.
GD.findi is a production simulation system created by Lexer Research to aid in the planning and operation of automobile, appliance, precision instrument, and related manufacturing facilities. It is an IT product allowing users to simulate production environments and examine aspects of these virtual deployment such as product delivery lead times, productivity, and manufacturing cost rapidly.GD.findi can be used for more than just manufacturing facilities. The same process problem occurs in distribution centers, medical institutions, and in other service fields.
The results of such simulations facilitate visual confirmation of optimum layout, workflow, plant and equipment performance, inventory space, delivery routes and methods, as well as team allocation within the work force.Awareness of the desired solution ahead of time allows debriefing to occur quickly, allowing additional time for equipment design and acquisition as well as operator training.
The simulations GD.findi creates are generated in their entirety, allowing complete numerical data to be manipulated should the need arise. Analysts can evaluate solutions on the basis of tried-and-true planning metrics such as KPI.The numerical data generated from the simulations can be used with other systems to great benefit. For example, using simulation data in tandem with information from a supply chain system as input to Monte Carlo methods can provide insight into future corporate growth.
We at Lexer Research have accumulated many years in the software development world in addition to our experience serving as consultants in manufacturing product management. The ultimate outcome is GD.findi, the cloud-based simulation platform enabling the solution of on-site management and logistics problems to be done quickly and conveniently.