SimPlan presents new app
Value stream mapping and simulation directly at the production line
The regular modeling of value flows is one of the most important tasks for companies in order to make the production process sustainable in the long term. With SimVSM (Value Stream Mapping), SimPlan AG has developed an app to speed up the performance of the value stream mapping. With the mobile solution, production managers plan their processes paperlessly and easily directly at the production line. The special feature of the app: SimVSM is directly connected to a simulation server and delivers 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 actual state. In many companies this is still done on paper. To check the processes, the recordings are then digitized. This detour is now no longer necessary: With SimVSM, the process design moves directly to the production line. All the value-adding elements, such as production parameters as well as material and information flows, are recorded by the planners directly on a tablet.
The unique feature of the SimPlan mobile solution is the linkage of the app with a simulation software in the background: a web service transfers models directly to the simulation server at the push of a button. This calculates characteristic values such as the exact utilization of the system or the throughput and reproduces the analysis results within a few seconds. Possible optimizations can thus be seen and implemented directly at the production line. This saves valuable time and money.
Adjustments in the shortest possible time
SimVSM is platform-independent and therefore available on practically every industrial tablet. Since the analysis is completely digital, changes can be implemented in the shortest possible time: drag-and-drop capture, document and simulate customers’ complex value streams. After the analysis, the user can generate alternatives to the existing solution at the push of a button and compare the options. A variety of different parameters can be recorded and changed manually.
Fig.: SimVSM used by Datron AG