There is always a lot to do in projects. Time is usually short. Especially when there is no overall project management software available for creating plans or reports. In practice, this usually means boring routine tasks instead of important problem-solving. But it doesn't have to be that way.
All blogs to the topics of factory planning, factory development, lean thinking or optimization.
Through steady continuous improvement (CIP) of manufacturing processes, many companies get to the point, to achieve only minor optimizations. Searching for major potentials lead many companies to the point to implement a multi-machine operation.
"Everything is in the flow". The statement of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus (about 540-480. Chr.) applies in particular to the work of factory planning. Here, it is long-term use concepts with changeable processes to make. One way to visualize results or review concepts is the material flow simulation.
In the article "layout optimization with the circle method according Schwerdtfeger" I introduced the simple and effective method. The recognized problem of the method was: the preparations are quite time consuming. How to solve this, you will read in this blog.
There are a variety of methods for optimizing the layout in a factory planning process. In many cases the method of Schmigalla is used. However, it is quite complex to implement for the start. Much faster for first solutions are the graphic methods. A method for this is the circle method according SCHWERDTFEGER.
In meetings and workshops employees spend many hours of their time. Even more important that this time is best use and results are achieved.