Modify a production facility can reach several purposes:
- Commercial: realization of new products;
- Production: manufacturing more products in less time;
- Economic: production by reducing indirect costs of production (energy, resources ...).
It can be difficult to quantify these gains a priori. Indeed, several performance indicators are dependent on data that can not exist without exploitation of the equipment in its environment.
In this case, simulate the operation of your future tool, takes interest. Indeed, it becomes possible to realize different operating scenarios that you can set up personally. Then, you will be able to compare prestn production indicators with those of an installation modified by your project.
On the other hand, perform a model of your current line (before investment) to simulate the production on these two processes (the current one and the one planned to be build) with the same scenario and thus estimate the improvement of your production indicators with your new line.
Thus, this tool could allow you to protect yourself from a bad surprise that can appear when earnings are announced without specific studies. It could also allow you to contract with your supplier a robust performance commitment to the announced earnings.