Simulation

What We Do

Optimize, Validate, or Improve Your System

Simulation is the process of modeling the performance of a system in a virtual computer environment to analyze and predict the system’s dynamic behavior and develop engineered recommendations to improve the system operation.

Design Systems, Inc.’s engineering staff has over 75 years of combined experience in a variety of industries and is composed of backgrounds including computer science, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and simulation engineering.

Our team works with yours to understand the details about your current or future manufacturing or distribution system. We’ll collaborate to define key parameters which are used to “simulate” the system.

We utilize advanced software such as AutoMod and PlantSim to model the dynamics. Through analysis and experimentation, we produce key information for you which can be used to optimize, validate, or improve the system.

Understand situation and define goals and objectives
Understand
Develop Simulation specification: operating parameters, data needs, and assumptions
Document
Develop simulation model based off of physical layout and specification
Build
Conduct experimentation to meet the stated objectives and goals
Analyze
Summarize results and suggest recommendations
Report
Customer can implement optimal solution and other areas or DSI's simulation engineers can help
Implement
How We Do It
Our staff has literally thousands of hours of manufacturing engineering experience in design and process integration representing numerous discrete manufacturing environments. Our simulation engineers can simulate any environment, testing multiple scenarios to detect bottlenecks, improve throughput, and optimize your system.
Why We Do It
  • Throughput Evaluation and Optimization
  • Bottleneck Identification
  • Plant Animation and Visualization - Communication
  • Conveyor Speed Optimization to Process Capacity Optimization
  • Production Mix Testing
  • Carrier / Skid Sensitivity Analysis
  • Utilization Assessment (Human & Equipment Resources)
  • Production Sensitivity Testing
      • Production Variations Analysis – Cost / benefit showing how variations in production planning will impact requirements for labor and capital equipment.
      • System Recovery Analysis – Recognize consequences of downtime anywhere in the system and identify critical preventive maintenance areas and high priority repair points.
  • Warehousing Optimization
  • Facility Traffic Analysis & Vehicle Optimization
  • Material Delivery Planning
Benefits
  • Document your system in terms of process function, data parameters and process flow.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of your system including the dynamic aspects that are often “hard to put your finger on”.
  • Determine the “best” proposed system concept prior to making any capital investment.
  • Improve & optimize your system.
  • Validate future concepts or changes & understand consequences of changes.
  • Create visual representation of system (for communication and display purposes).
  • The simulation model is a living tool which accurately represents your current / proposed operations and can be used to test “What If?” scenarios for your system.

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