Optimize Production Logistics & Material Flow

Simulate logistics and material flow for improved system performance

With Tecnomatix logistics and material flow simulation, you can use discrete event simulation and statistical analysis capabilities to optimize material handling, logistics, machine utilization, and labor requirements. This allows you to quickly check for bottlenecks, validate transported materials, and view resource utilization over time for multiple process alternatives. Using stochastic tools with object-oriented and 3D modeling capabilities, you can increase your manufacturing accuracy and efficiency while improving throughput and overall system performance.

Factory Logistics & Material Flow Optimization

Assess and improve factory logistics and material flow prior to production

Create, simulate and optimize 3D factory designs faster to improve factory logistics and material flow operations in advance of full volume production.

Use the power of discrete event simulation, 3D parametric object modeling and graphics visualization for factory logistics, production material flow and throughput analysis to improve overall system performance.

Material Flow Optimization

Make smarter decisions and create efficient factory layouts

When you are able to optimize material flow you can make smarter decisions and create efficient factory layouts with reduced part travel distances, lot sizes, and inventory levels, as well as improved communications and throughput. All of this will lead to decreased manufacturing costs and increased production efficiency.

FactoryFLOW™ software is a graphical material handling system that helps you optimize layouts based on material flow distances, frequency, and costs. Factory layouts are analyzed using part routing information, material storage needs, material handling equipment specifications and part packaging (containerization) information against the factory layout.

Calculate Material Handling and Storage Requirements

FactoryFLOW helps you analyze and optimize your complete material handling needs. You can quantify and compare alternative layout costs, identify and reduce non-value added material handling costs, generate material flow diagrams directly on the factory layout, calculate and visualize aisle congestion, compute material handling equipment needs, and conduct operator walk path analysis. All of this is accomplished using the data you already have, such as part numbers, dock-part assignments, container sizes, and existing traffic patterns.

Intelligently Improve Part Routing and Material Flow

FactoryFLOW allows for visual and quantitative comparisons of alternative layouts based on material handling distance, cost, time, number of trips and resource utilization. You can perform intelligent indirect labor analysis and calculate tugger (tow-train) utilization and optimize tugger routes based on material needs. FactoryFLOW offers qualitative tools for rapidly evaluating and optimizing alternative layouts based on the relationships between departments. Relationship chart and line diagramming, and layout scoring help to complete the material flow analysis.

Perform Automatic Part Packing and Container Placement

FactoryFLOW software helps you accurately develop plans for in-plant storage of raw materials, work in process and finished goods based on the 3D factory layout of available storage areas. Easily calculate truck fleet requirements based on packing of truck trailers using data based on supplier-part-container combinations. You can automatically populate racks with containers, in 2D and 3D, compute detailed truck packing of parts and containers using as few trailers as possible, and produce detailed reports.

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