Using Simulation and Optimization in Complex Manufacturing Operations

Event

Using Simulation and Optimization in Complex Manufacturing Operations
Title:
Using Simulation and Optimization in Complex Manufacturing Operations
When:
Sun, 15. October 2017
Where:
San Antonio, TX
Category:
Conferences

Description

Presentation at the APICS Annual Conference 2017

Presented by Jim Curry, OpStat Group

08:15 to 09:30 am

This presentation tells the story of a Medical Device Fortune 500 company’s experience in implementing a combined simulation and optimization solution not integrated to the primary ERP system of a critical manufacturing location. You'll learn about the pros and cons, and the challenges and lessons learned, during the implementation process using discrete simulation model using OpStat methodology launched in two critical areas in 2015 and 2016. After a weekly simulation and optimization process was enacted, customer service rose to unprecedented levels, while plant financial performance became enterprise benchmarks. The process knowledge acquired by the team during the implementation also resulted in a major shift in the nature of the work of the planning organization, evolving from a group of schedulers to a team of holistic capacity planners.


Venue

Location:
Henry B. González Convention Center
City:
San Antonio
State:
TX
Country:
United States