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Correlation between Foot path of Worker and Throughput of the machine

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04-20-2018 01:04 AM

Hello Guys,

Please find scenario of my simulation model below.

1) Operator A -> Starts from Worker pool, walks to storage area-> Picks up a Tray-> Walks towards Machine for processing-> feeds the part to input station-> Collects the output from machine A-> Walks towards Machine C-> Feeds the part to Machine C.

2) Operator B -> Starts from Worker pool, walks to storage area-> Picks up a Tray-> Walks towards Machine B for processing-> feeds the part to input station-> Collects the output from machine B-> Walks towards Machine C-> Feeds the part to Machine C.

My query is:-

1) If the storage area is near Machine area, throughput for 7.25 hours is 112.

2) When I moved the storage area far away from Machine Area, I have created long footpath for operator movement. This should increase walking time of operator ,thus resulting increase in waiting time for the machines resulting in reduced throughput.

But the longer footpath has no effect on throughput - it remains 112.

Intention of the simulation is to validate location of storage area and how it affects throughput with constant walking of operator covering longer distances.

Appreciate support from anyone!!!!

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04-20-2018 01:32 AM

Hello Balaji Sridhar,

can you please provide your simulation model?

Regards

GG

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04-20-2018 01:41 AM

Hello,

Please find Simulation model attached.

I have 1 more query.

Operator A: From Buffer 4 he has to take Carrier_plate and feed it to Conveyor1(through Carrier_Transfer station) but I don't want him to wait till the part reaches conveyor end.

Operator B: From Buffer 6 he has to take Carrier_plate and feed it to Conveyor11(through Carrier_Transfer1 station) but I don't want him to wait till the part reaches conveyor end.

The idea is to introduce a KaraKuri conveyor so that operator just loads carrier_plate and continues with his work.

Thanks in advance for addressing both queries.

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04-24-2018 01:31 AM

Hello Guys,

Any response to my queries?

Thanks,

Balaji S

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05-02-2018 10:33 AM

Hello Experts,

Any response to my query?

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05-04-2018 05:35 AM

The bottleneck is the station "Shaft diameter". The worker must wait before Buffer2 and cannot deliver the part because conveyor and Buffer2 are full.

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05-04-2018 05:38 AM

you can see in the statistics of the worker that they are waiting 50 and over 60%

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