The company

A leader in the manufacturing of metal parts in the environmental industry

The problem

The company faced with strong growth wanted to change its floor plan layout in order to plan an expansion of its facility in the next few years.

The approach

Before changing the layout, MELIORE proceeded  with a discrete-event simulation in order to understand the flow of product inside the plant. The simulation demonstrated the problematic area and the potential gains of the proposed changes, all with great precision. The analysis showed that a modification of some management rules added to a slight adjustment in the layout would increase the production capacity by 50%.

The benefits

The company made the changes and put the expansion project on ice. It was able to increase its capacity and productivity without incurring significant costs of expansion.