We deliver "Tech Magazine" about the know-how for designing production system and practical technique for making simulation model with the use of GD.findi. Here, you can find the issues of "Tech Magazine" that we have delivered in the past. Please have a change to read it Japanese.
Regarding production system simulator, GD.findi, please refer to the below.
Let's examine the task of predicting how many parts are needed to be manufactured internally through doing simulation with combining the process of manufacturing internal parts with the process of producing and doing simulation.
In this time, we introduce the method modifying the number of workers at supply-line to reduce the work-in-process inventory.
Merits acquired by the introduction of automatic machines are in making precisely and accurately and it is also expected to reduce the manpower in the future.
Let's take this opportunity to predict the labor-saving with the introduction of automatic machines by using GD.findi.
This time of issue introduces the way to make a production schedule like as reducing the loss of procedure in the middle of deciding a production plan, not limiting the assignment of facilities.
This magazine introduces a method to find the best timing for handling multiprocess of works.
We introduce a method of comparing a waste of transporting time decided by workers and a waste of working time in an easier way.
Let's use GD.findi to design a better manufacturing system with less waste.
There is a question whether to newly purchase or expand facilities which are currently being used with the same capability, or purchase and install a device to improve the existing facility capacity. This affects not only the capacity of production system, but also largely influences from the purchase expense and the maintenance cost of facilities to the burden of workers. Let's utilize GD.findi to examine this.
In this issue, we introduce a method of determining the position of facilities by paying attention to transport and by examining the influence on productivity.
In this time, we introduce one method of reducing the influence of loss due to the procedure.
In this time, we introduce one method of reducing the effect of procedural loss.
This time is to express the "stop of facilities" and "loss". In the TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) among 16 factors which impede the efficiency of production activities, 7 losses which impede equipment efficiency are called seven losses, and it is listed as follows.
In this issue, we will introduce two ways to eliminate this bottleneck by changing transport setting in the previous model.
This time of theme is a "bottleneck verification of conveyance place."
At first, we introduce a method of inspecting whether the conveyance point becomes a bottleneck by setting transport.
In this time, we will answer about the question: "Are there too many intermediate inventory quantities for the difference in abilities between processes?", in other words, "How much the initial stock is needed" in order to make the process in full capacity.
This issue of GD.findi's utilization technique is a continuation of "intermediate inventory quantity" in the previous issue. We introduce a method of creating a model to know the inventory quantity, as the continuation of GD.findi's utilization technique in the last issue.
In GD.findi, you can easily find the quantity of intermediate inventory and its transition by simulation. This time, we introduce the functions of "initial stock" and "material flow" as an introduction to inventory observation.
In the design work of production system, there is something to do before simulation. In this article, we introduce GD.findi's "stacked analysis function" which is able to utilize for the investigation work before simulation.