Performance Improvement using Simulation Tool in a Tiles Production Facility
In recent times, the globalization of markets due to the improvement of utilization of resources has significant impact on the manufacturing systems. International competition forced companies to establish efficient and effective production facilities that provide best possible outcome in terms of profitability, throughput and lead time. In this background, every industrial facility is in competition to remain competitive in the market and be flexible for future changes. It is not easy to change the environment of any facility in order to check the results beforehand therefore simulation is a viable option. Simulation tools are used to help analyze performance measures for improvement. This paper presents a case by analyzing a facility in order to improve its production using simulation tool. In this study, simulation model for the production facility of Fort Ceramic Company is developed from its current state and then changes are made to its inter-arrival time. Models for both improved and current systems are developed in the simulation tool. Data analyzed in the simulation tool shows better results that represent a significant improvement in productivity, cycle time and throughput time to optimizethe system.It is also observed that by decreasing the inter arrival time there is increase in the throughput which improves the revenue.