If your team is consistently underperforming, you’ve got a tough road ahead. I hate to break it to you, but in our consulting practice we find that people can and want to perform well, and it’s most often the systems put in place that force underperformance.
So how does a good simulation project go bad? We will address some of the most common issues we have encountered in simulation projects across a wide range of industries.
Seasonal demand challenges have an effect on production planning throughout the year. I live in Pittsburgh where we have hot summers and harsh, cold winters. In May of this year, when the weather was turning warmer for summer, I became an avid runner. I needed some new gear to support this hobby, and headed to my local athletic store where the shelves were stocked with expensive clothes guaranteed to ‘keep you cool’ on the hottest summer days. Now, in December, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. I’ve had to turn back to the athletic store where I found the shelves are stocked with expensive clothes guaranteed to ‘keep me warm.’
Add an additional stretch wrapper to the system to prevent production bottlenecks that drive up labor costs.
The high-speed packaging industry is getting faster, and more flexible driven with innovative disruptor technologies.
A proven roadmap for successful completion of a simulation project is to follow an established methodology. This simple guide provides a basic framework that we recommend for ensuring success with simulation projects.