Greenfield Facility Design for a Construction Equipment Manufacturer

Thursday August 16, 2012


A construction equipment manufacturer was designing the layout for a new (Greenfield) facility and needed to estimate their machine spacing requirements. The machines in transit were large and would have been extremely costly to move after installation, so management needed to ensure the plant layout allocated enough space for staging work in-process (WIP) inventory. The client knew the characteristics of their system, but needed help translating that information into reliable in-process inventory estimates to inform machine placement for the new facility. The machines were already in transit overseas, so the client needed these answers quickly.

This video is a narrated overview of the simulation model SIMCON developed to help this construction equipment manufacturer address the challenges of their new production facility. You can read the full case study here.