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The 15th: Let's measure labor-saving by introducing automatic machines!
~ Examination on the number of workers considering material input by handwork ~

Currently, hardware and software have rapidly developed, and due to this, the things which can be created have been also advanced.
On the other hand, how to make things has also become sophisticated, and there are many places to introduce the latest production equipment at the manufacturing site.
In this situation, it is expected that the introduction of "automatic machine" that production equipment is responsible for most of what used to carry out one process from the beginning to the end using the hands of the worker has been also implementing.
The merit obtained by introducing an automatic machine is to build sophisticated things quickly and accurately, however there are things that you can expect to save labor.
Let's forecast by GD.findi how much you can expect the effect of labor-saving by introducing automatic machine this time.

1. Check the Model
This time we work on this theme as sample projects.
First, open [Sample Project _ Problem Solving Process _ Smartphone Production Line].

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Render as it is and check the result.

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In the simulation results, 138 products were produced per day.

2. Changing worker assignment and automation
In this model, workers are allocated to the work processing of machining 1 to assembly 3 and machining 2, respectively.

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These five workers belong to the same team, and here, each worker is set up to take charge of individual work.

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Let's change the allocation this time assuming that any workers can handle in the same team work.

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If you render it again and see the results, you can find that there is no change in the volume.

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Let's try introducing an automatic machine which is the theme of this time.
For this time, we use automatic equipment as the facility to implement processing 1. In order to express this, we first release processing 1 assignment.
Depending on the type of automatic machine, there may be materials supplied manually.
In this case, we consider about supplying material by handworks for 5 seconds, add a tooling activity expressing this to the station activity processing 1.
Since the tooling activity is supplied by each worker at the time of processing 1, the starting condition is set to "start work", the assignment is "work team", and the working time is set as 5 seconds of the material supply time to the tooling activity.

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Let's check the rendering result as to how much production capacity will be in this condition.

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There is no change in volume. It should be so.
Even though we replaced it from an automatic operation to an automatic operation, since the worker has been in the situation where the worker can always do the work for the facility, the processing 1 is in a condition where it can always be done.

3. Labor Saving
As mentioned above, since the worker always sticks to the machining 1 when there is no material, the worker's hands become being a standby status. Wasting time happens there and it can be understood that such time can be reduced.
To reduce such time, we can consider to reduce the number of workers.
It is enough for workers to produce similar production capacity not only for 5 people, but for 3 or 4 people as well.

Let's reduce the number of workers. We try to cut the workers as 5 --> 2 people.

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After rendering, the result is as follows.

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Looking at this result, it turned out that even if two people work, only two volumes were reduced.
In other words, two workers are sufficient to maintain the same production capacity.
* If you have time, please also check that 3 people are enough to achieve 138 pieces of production.

In this way, we were able to consider the organization of the number of workers by automating the facilities.
In the actual line, there is a priority order of work that one worker is in charge of, and the conditions of work execution.
By incorporating them into the model, it is also possible to express more detailed behavior and to conduct concrete examinations.
Please use it by all means.

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