Sometimes manufacturers focus so much on optimizing small processes that they lose sight of the bigger picture. Bottlenecks go unnoticed, workers waste time walking between machines spaced inefficiently, and output goes down.
You need a bird’s-eye view of your whole material flow to optimize all your processes.
Perform simulations on your existing layout, one you might want to build, or both. Because Dassault Systèmes’ Factory Flow simulations can be based on your facility as it really is—not just how it looks on paper—we can account for machines, people, forklifts, AGVs, and anything else in your facility. That means when you validate a new process or layout in a factory flow simulation, you can be confident the changes will improve your facility.
A top-down view of your whole facility empowers you to identify all your inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
Analyze the facility you really have, not the one that only exists on paper.
Try out new arrangements, layouts, and machines to see what performs best without touching a single machine.
In your factory flow simulation, change the specifications for the machines involved in your material flow to see which modifications will be most productive.