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Simulation of Complex Production Facilities

Published 09 October 2012 | By Alectia

ALECTIA now uses simulation for optimization of complex production facilities, most recently in connection with the design of a new plant for a large international client. Simulation provides a much stronger and clearer linkage between design and operation. BrewSim and LogiSim will show you how any change to your Supply Chain – whether driven by operations or by investment – will impact how you run your daily operations.

Simulation of production plans at new production facilities will provide a visual impression of the feasibility of the plans and show the consequences of breakdowns and the impact of variations in product mix and volumes.

New plant for a large international client

In connection with the design of a new factory for a large international customer, ALECTIA has developed business plans, optimized the client's production structure and carried out the basic design. Basic design includes process plants, utilities, distribution centre, automated high bay warehouse, site layout, architecture, staffing plans, operating records and building accounts.

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As part of the basic design project, ALECTIA uses simulation of the new production plant, including a number of improvements in relation to the existing plant of the client. By means of a 3D dynamic simulation model, the assumptions are validated in a visual way, thus making the client confident that the new plant will be able to handle the production.

Robust design

As a new production facility is always designed on the basis of future expectations, expectations for new and optimized processes as well as improved efficiency, it is extremely important to ensure that the facility will have a robust design that is not oversized. ALECTIA's simulation model helps to ensure that the consequences will be quantified.

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