SimPlan AG presents new app
Value stream analysis and simulation directly on the production line
The regular modeling of value streams is one of the most important tasks for companies to make the production process sustainably efficient. With SimVSM (Value Stream Mapping), SimPlan AG has developed an app to accelerate the implementation of value stream analysis. With the mobile solution, production managers plan their processes paperlessly, quickly and easily directly on the production line.
The special feature of the app: SimVSM is directly connected to a simulation server and delivers characteristic values from analysis and simulation results in the shortest possible time to derive optimization potentials.
The optimization of a production process begins with a comprehensive analysis of the current state. In many companies today, this is still done on paper. To check the processes, the records are then digitized. This detour is now no longer necessary: With SimVSM, process design moves directly to the production line. Planners record all value-adding elements, such as production parameters and material and information flows, directly on a tablet.
The unique feature of SimPlan’s mobile solution is the linking of the app with simulation software in the background: A web service transfers models directly to the simulation server at the touch of a button. This calculates characteristic values such as the exact utilization of the plant or the throughput and plays back the analysis results within a few seconds. Possible optimizations can thus be seen and implemented directly on the production line. This saves valuable time and money.
Adaptations in the shortest possible time
SimVSM is platform-independent and therefore available on virtually any industry-standard tablet. Since the analysis is completely digital, changes can be implemented in the shortest possible time: Customers can record, document and simulate their complex value streams using drag-and-drop.
After the analysis, the user can generate alternatives to the existing solution at the touch of a button and compare the variants with each other. A large number of different parameters can be entered and changed manually.
Image: SimVSM in use at Datron AG