To increase the capacity with a minimal costs
The company planned to implement a set of modernization activities to increase
the plant throughput by ~1,5 times
There were several options to consider with different layouts, combining :
- installation or relocation of production lines
- adding new cranes
- relocation of scales
- introducing conveyors, opening additional gates …
There are many interrelated factors affecting performance
Help the management to select the (technically) best option
Evaluate the maximum possible plant performance in KTons per year
Simulation modeling helps management team to select the best option and confirm its productivity by detailed study taking into account time-space operations of trucks and plant equipment.
The installation of the new CTL production line will significantly improve the ecological factors aligned with general holding strategy.
The model may be used in future to fine-tune the storage policies, work schedules and equipment selection. Additional model experiments may be useful for testing in extreme conditions.
The customer also plans to use the model for daily operations planning – including for optimizing coil storage to decrease the number of extra reshuffling operations.