Simulation models are created to visualize and analyze the dynamical aspects of production flows virtually without disturbing the physical system. Using these during the production development to different questions can be addressed that traditionally has been difficult to answer without knowing the dynamical aspects.
Why use simulation?
Visualization – visualize the dynamical aspects of a production flow virtually
Scenarios – analyze different scenarios and changes to the system
Layout alternatives – identify the most efficient layout
Material handling – optimized the material handling
Process times – understanding how the process time of individual resources contributes to the overall system
Product routes – calculating the best product route
Bottlenecks – identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the system