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– 9:20 a.m.The
Internet of Things, Engineering Analytics, and JMP ProMia L. Stephens, SAS Institute, JMP
The modern era is
defined, in part, by the sheer volumes of data produced daily. Data is streamed
from personal devices and sensors, is collected from consumer interactions, and
is compiled from transactions with technologies and everyday systems. These data
are connected, forming what has been coined the “Internet of Things”.
addresses the challenge of effectively compiling high-dimension data from
multiple sources, preparing these data, and applying data visualization,
analysis and modeling tools to make timely decisions.
In this talk we
present an analytics roadmap, and discuss core concepts and techniques in the
engineering analytics toolbox. We use case studies to illustrate tools for data
compilation and preparation, and demonstrate interactive visualization
techniques using JMP Pro, a desktop statistical software from SAS for Mac and
Windows. Then, we present core modeling techniques, including model validation,
multiple regression, decision trees, neural networks, and penalized regression
techniques, and see how to write scoring code in SAS, Python and other
languages. Finally, we introduce tools for simulating model results and
dynamically exploring “what if” scenarios.
a.m. – 12:20 p.m.Key Success
Factors for a Lean TransformationJonathan Huesdash,
transformation is the key to a successful lean program implementation. While many lean practitioners and
companies focus on the specific tactics and techniques that are being applied
to eliminate waste, they miss the overarching fundamental change that is
required in the culture to sustain long term change.
join us as we review what we have found to be the true differentiators in
making lean transformations successful and sustainable over years of
the first half of the session we will explore the commonalities of successful
lean transformations across a variety of industries. This session will be led by experts from the
retail, distribution and manufacturing sectors.
the second half of the session, we will have an open
panel discussion and allow the audience to participate in a Q&A forum with
our panel of industry experts.
12:30 – 1:50 p.m. Coexistance of a Simulation Model and Real-Time Planning & SchedulingRenee Thiesing, SimioCome learn how a
simulation model that can be used for facility design or business process
optimization can also be used for real-time planning and scheduling. We will discuss how one Simio tool is a
dual-purpose solution that can be used to address future planning decisions as
well as daily, operational decisions. We will explore how Simio now leverages the cloud computing power of
Microsoft Azure to support your most demanding applications through the Simio
Portal Edition. Simio Portal Edition can be used for rapid experimentation or
to simply share results across your enterprise.
Let us show you an overview of the NEW Simio experience and see why we
are always “Forward Thinking.”
2 - 3:20 p.m.Advanced Process Engineering
- Managing Large DatasetsDave Sly, Proplanner
A Systematic approach to integrated process engineering for assembly plants. This presentation
will start by presenting an optimal team-based work flow and data flow for
engineering an ideal process routing for an assembly line from a new, or
modified manufactured bill of materials (mBOM). A demonstration will show
a simple approach to defining and updating a process routing, reconciling part
consumption, defining processing time and then conducting a mixed model line
balance using actual order build list data files to represent future model mix
scenarios. The presentation will focus on mixed model line balancing
integrated with user-defined constraints involving work zones, ergonomics,
inspection rules, processing time and precedence. In addition, the use of
Yamazumi charts for viewing and authoring, as well as automatically generated
virtual assembly 3D models will be shown as an example of new capabilities that
the most advanced assembly plants are implementing today. Finally, the
presentation will show how line balancing results can generate unit-specific
shop floor work instructions which can be printed or published electronically
for viewing via web browsers.
3:30 - 4:50 p.m.Flow Analysis using AutoCAD -
Are there Better Alternatives to Simulation?Dave Sly, Proplanner
From the team that invented AutoCAD based material flow analysis, learn
about best practices in PFEP creation, material flow analysis, and tugger-route
planning. Also learn about converting the material flow data into shop
floor kanban and kitting systems.
Flow Analysis using AutoCAD – quick and easy product flow and materials handling evaluation. This
presentation will show the entire process on how to conduct an evaluation of
material flow and material handling people within an AutoCAD layout in under an
hour. In particular, we will look at material handling travel and handling
activities as well as aisle placement, aisle congestion and the evaluation of
one-way aisles. We will also explore the many ways that material flow
color coding and path thickness can be used to identify and communicate layout
and handling issues.
This presentation will also show
the two different analysis techniques used to evaluate unit-load fork truck
moves versus multi-stop tugger deliveries respectively. A tugger delivery
analysis will be conducted in the presentation by using a delivery request data
file containing both actual and probabilistic delivery requests. Using
these requests, a systematic approach to designing efficient and balanced
tugger delivery routes will be demonstrated.