There are eight common types of waste, but did you know that simulation software like SIMUL8 can help you to discover and eliminate these in your organization?
Together, simulation and lean principles provide a framework to quickly test process improvements and pinpoint approaches that will effectively reduce waste.
With simulation, you will shorten the time to project completion, strengthen stakeholder buy-in, and guarantee the impact of proposed changes even before you pilot.
Utilize employee knowledge
Benefit from employee knowledge across the business and strengthen stakeholder buy-in
Perform risk-free experimentation to understand impact of changes on performance
Shorten project time
Shorten time to project completion through rapid simulation modeling and results
Simulation software provides the ability to quickly experiment with different process improvement options, pinpointing the approaches that will most effectively reduce waste and add value to the customer.
Introducing a lean approach can have an immediate impact on efficiency, productivity and profit.
SIMUL8 can accurately show how a process will behave, both before and after implementing a lean manufacturing approach.
By experimenting with alternatives risk-free in a simulation first you can be sure to choose the best option and get lean implementation right-first-time
SIMUL8 provides a visual, interactive and easy to understand representation of your process.
Whether your simulation is showing a large queue building-up, or a series of activities grinding to a halt, nothing is more effective at communicating these types of issues than letting stakeholders see this happening for themselves.
Simulation allows you to take into account factors such as the expense of capital equipment, individual staffing rates or the return generated per work item.
You can then generate an accurate breakdown of the costs and revenue potential of any given scenario.
From initial buy-in to assessing your return on investment, this whitepaper explains how simulation can become a catalyst for your lean process improvement projects.
This whitepaper explores the success of having managers and key simulation engineers trained with Six Sigma Methodologies to keep teams focused on key input factors and reducing time to getting answers.
Lean principles and simulation software together provide the ability to quickly experiment with different process improvement options to reduce waste and add value.
"SIMUL8 gave us a technical way of understanding capacity, identifying bottlenecks and changing data to achieve new capacities, new goals and new logics."
Ricardo Fernandes, GPS Lead and Planning Specialist, FMC Technologies