SimPlan AG at CeMAT 2002
In the fair focus: SCM simulation, simulation-supported control station, software test by simulation and process management
SimPlan AG will be exhibiting at CeMAT, the trade fair for material flow technology and logistics, in Hall 19, Stand E25, at the Hanover Trade Fair from April 15-20, 2002. The company is one of the leading service providers in the areas of production and logistics simulation as well as in the field of the digital factory.
Today, simulation technology plays an important role in material flow technology and logistics. More than almost any other planning tool, it allows practical forecasts of the productivity and mode of operation of manufacturing or logistics processes – and thus reliably safeguards investments. One of the main topics of SimPlan’s trade fair presentation will be supply chain simulation. It allows a virtual mapping of the supply chain including the supply network structure, transport solutions or production options and forms the basis for risk-free optimization. Investment decisions can thus be secured and additional savings and improvement potentials can be achieved. Other benefits include inventory reduction and shorter delivery times to improve customer service.
Visitors to the trade show will also receive information on the subject of simulation-supported control stations. This technology is used to optimize detailed production planning by improving order sequences, resource planning such as machine assignment or personnel scheduling on the basis of heuristic methods, and coupling with PPS or ERP systems. The simulation experts explain what benefits users can expect from the forecasting function in production control centers.
In practice, the introduction or commissioning of control software for warehouse management or material flow control proves to be time-consuming and cost-intensive. In this area, a software test by simulation shows new ways: In addition to significant time savings, this method also enables quality assurance of control software in the area of material flow and warehouse management computers. The simulation enables a complete test of the software before it goes live.
In cooperation with the Munich-based Dr. Schniz GmbH, specialized in integrated business simulation and planning solutions, SimPlan informs trade fair visitors how key figure systems and process documentation serve the continuous improvement in the field of process management. Behind this lies enormous savings potential, because all products and services of a company are created by processes. Sophisticated process management creates the framework for success here through transparency, measurement of process performance and continuous, overarching improvement of processes.