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2:00 - 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.