Our approach

Article Index
Our Turn-Key Solution
5 Ways to process optimization
Process Engineering
Why Process Simulation?
What is Simulation?
Advantages of Process Simulation
Investment killers under control
Innovation in planning
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Our turn key solution

To improve your companies' standing in the current and prospective high dynamics of economic change what is needed is

  • simulated dealing with trial and error
  • permission to act out personal curiosity within those simulated processes
  • and a general feeling of experimentalizing with the target of realizing corporate aims.

The key to establishing such an organisational environment lies in professional process simulation. Find out what our conmpanies' approach to professional process simulation is on the following pages.

 


5 Ways to process optimization

We have the know-how to help you finding ways and means to improve your processing capabilities!

  1. by strengthening

    Feasibilitystudies and re-engineering with the goal of improvement of existing processes, e.g. machinery projecting, projects for data processing, installation of time management systems and/or variable compensation systems...

  2. by extension

    Making use of capable processes to enter new markets, e.g. market researches, building up of new distribution systems…

  3. by innovation

    Making use of processes with good results as a fundament for developping and offering new products and services, e.g. system revisions (construction)

  4. by diversification

    Development of new processes with the goal to offer new products and services, e.g. restructuring of production processes including its verification and validation via process simulation.

  5. by outsourcing

    Outsourcing of less capable processes, e.g. the production of „special products“, administration of master data, project management...

 


Process Engineering

The main task is to minimize operations not creating added value in order to preserve a companies' profitability in the future.

Only a holistic approach to all fields like product/market, organization and production processes guarantees the identification of these non-productive time slices in an appraisable way.

This appraisal of time slices spent in service processes as well as in production processes allows us to develop a verified catalogue of measures. Sticking to this catalogue facilitates a significant reduction of passing times and costs while keeping to the given deadlines and to the necessary quality criteria.


Why Process Simulation?

Most of the modelling tools used in practice (e.g. CAD or spread sheet) create only static process models.

The dynamic behaviour of a planned system can be qualified only after the final system specifications are realized with the help of expensive prototypes or, even more expensive, in the real "living" system!

This situation can be improved by using socalled simulation systems which are able to model static as well as dynamic contents of a planned system and can already be analyzed during the planning phase.

 

The benefits for the customer are the following:

 

  • Creating a transparent and appraisable basis for the optimization and rationalization of all production and service processes (actual value vs. target value)
  • Alternative scenarios can already be considered during phase of planning
  • Low expenditure of resources for the company
  • Avoiding of „intuitive finding of solutions“ und „religious wars“
  • ROI (return of investment) within few months
  • Precise and practically realizable measures which are easy to control

What is Simulation?

 

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"A simulation is the copy of a system with all its dynamic processes set into an experimental environment in order to gain knowledge which may be transferred into reality." VDI 3633, Page 1,1993

 


Advantages of Process Simulation

  • By using process simulation as planning aid costs for development, maintenance and construction may be considerably reduced, because unpredictable developments within the system can be amended much earlier.
  • The tool "simulation" allows to model commercial and technical systems completely and detailed in depth which can be predefined by the customer. These virtual systems (models) can be executed on the computer and yield a result referring the dynamic attitude and the interaction of system components as well als the effectiveness of planning measures before they are actually realized.
  • At the same time the simulation enhances the comprehension of the interrelations within the real system. As a result the employees are able to work more efficient during operation and also in case of malfunction.
  • For very complex projects it was found out very quickly that exactly for these reasons experience alone was a quite unreliable basis for planning.
  • In order to increase planning reliability and planning speed and to visually describe the variable raw data, J.A. project engineering has been using the method "process simulation" since 2002 in machinery and industrial planning as well as in re-engineering production, business and service processes.

 


Get the Investment Killers under Control!

  • Before making (investment) decisions all relevant factors can be investigated and, even more, integrated into a dynamic model (see flow chart).
  • Alternative figures for the basic data can be simulated over the complete cause-and-effect chain, down to cashflow and rate of return (ROI).
  • Classic misjudgements (e.g. to take only a single trend in markets and costs into consideration) will get visible, and you can go against it very early.
  • The calculation of your investments can be adapted in minutes to the permanently changing realities.
  • You can attend your leadership's duty to those collegues, emloyees or supervisors, who are not willing or not able to calculate.
  • You will get the tool to make transparent all the consequences of the basic data to gamblers and politicians without any need for emotions. Therewith, you are able to limit the risk down to the absolut minimum.

 

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Innovation in operative planning

Usually simulation models are used for safeguarding planned investments. After realization and putting the machine into operation the operative planning (planning of production volume and order) has to be managed.

 

Our Solution

OrchestrateOrchestrate are extending their simulation models by an interactive planning table; they cleary describe the passing-through of orders for all resources by means of Gantt Charts and enable you to create alternative successions of orders interactively.

To design a simulation model for your production logistics or supply chain systems is the first step for a sucessful support of operational planning. For with these individual Orchestrate Chartsimulation models you are in the position to assign piorities and to specify in detail boundary conditions and capacity limits, which is much beyond the means of commercially available ERP-systems.

With Orchestrate you are able to plan flexibly and in real-time succession of orders and assignment of orders to the procuction lines. You can use Orchestrate for planning one production line, one or more plants or your complete supply chain. The level of detail is up to you.

 

Your success

  • Orchestrate can support your overall production planning in view of the following tasks in order to increase sustained profitability:
    • Which orders should we execute when and in which production line, so that we can minimize costs?
    • In which succession should we produce so that we can maximize productivity?
    • Could we downsize stock but still be able to supply the demand in time?
  • Data Flow ConceptBy using the interactive planning table for managing the order succession Orchestrate guarantees the complete control of the production planning process.
  • The well-versed planer usually knows ways to resolve a problem which are more efficient than “black box”-planning algorithms. On his planning table he can shift the orders between the different production lines and beyond the timelines and, therewith, recognize in his model the impacts on productivity, stock and adherence to delivery deadlines.

 

  • Orchestrate erweitert Ihre Simulationsmodelle um eine interaktive Plantafel, stellt den Auftragsdurchlauf über alle Ressourcen mit Hilfe von Gantt-Charts übersichtlich dar und ermöglicht Ihnen interaktiv, alternative Reihenfolgen zu erstellen.