Factory production, scheduling and inventory management optimisation:
Factory Simulator provides several capabilities:
- Fine modelling of the behaviour of the factory and its components (warehouses, machines, work force),
- Simulation of various Production and Warehousing scenarios to manage inventory levels,
- Prediction of missed dispatches and inventory levels taking into account detailed order data,
- Adaptation of production rhythms and alternative route possibilities inside the factory to take in account demand variations and warehousing rules on a day to day basis,
- Exploration of multiple batching and delivery strategies,
- Simulation of possible reallocation of customers to factories,
- Accurate calculation of cost to serve individual customers constraints.
These scenarios take into account various data for optimising the factory behaviour:
- Demand variations from a few weeks to one year (known or forecasted),
- Order data in current ERP and order processing rules,
- Customer information,
- Raw materials data. Finished Products definition,
- Manufacturing Bill Of Materials. Production or transformation capacities and rules,
- Machine type definitions and tuning parameters. Machine / Products matrix,
- Human work time information,
- Warehousing capacities and rules for upstream (raw materials) and downstream (finished goods),
- Location of customer delivery sites,
- Distances matrices between network entities,
- Transportation modes and fleets structure.
Combined optimisation of factory production, inventory management rules and final distribution:
As to gain more financial benefits, it is possible to use commonly Factory Simulator with Route Simulator, the Eurobios tactical and operational solution for optimising load, transport plans and/or delivery routes.
This common use both reduces distance cost, lost place in containers and finally shrinks unnecessary inventory levels.
The optimisation of production and inventory management couples with the operational tuning of load and distribution. The financial benefits from this inventory management optimisation can represent some additional 10 to 25% gains.