Sanford, North Carolina
Visual8 develops Optimization and Simulation tool for Production Line
Visual8 is pleased to announce the recent completion of a project with Moen Inc.’s Sanford, North Carolina facility. Earlier this year, Moen commissioned Visual8 to develop a tool that could sequence their daily production requirements in order to balance the workload across the line.
Using a mathematical optimization model, the tool is able to dynamically generate a production sequence that optimally minimizes work overload at each station across the production line. Early results are demonstrating fewer line stoppages and increased throughput with the optimized production sequence.
In addition to the optimization model, Visual8 also developed a simulation model of the process as both a visual and statistical validation tool.
Together, the simulation and optimization models provide a powerful tool for both sequencing and validating daily production in a matter of just minutes!
Visual8 plans to continue working with Moen in support of their ongoing planning and scheduling activities.