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FAQs before starting GD.findi

What information is needed to create a simulation model?

There are three basic types of information to be used in GD.findi

1. Layout Design

2. Production flow (process steps and cycle time of each process)

3. Allocation information (which processes and operations are performed by which equipment)

Does the simulation show how many workers are required?

Yes it does, the optimal number of workers can be found by analyzing problems and bottlenecks of the simulation. By trying several simulation conditions, it will show you the best scenario for your production line.

Is it possible to simulate using AGV?

Yes, it is possible.

GD.findi has a variation of transporting methods including AGVs, with just a simple setting, AGV operation can be specified.

Is it possible to simulate a single unit?

Yes, it is possible.

If you specify the production process line as a single-shot line, you can simulate a single unit.

Is it possible to know the optimal quantity of workstations from simulation results?

Yes, it is. After simulating the “As-Is” workstations condition, you will be able to find out the optimal quantity of workstations by analyzing simulation results.

Is it possible to use GD.findi to determine the work schedule like a production scheduler?

Yes, it is possible. We provide an application that uses GD.findi as a production scheduler.

Is it possible to output a man-machine chart?

Yes, it is possible.

Man-machine chart will be shown after the simulation results.

Can GD.findi see production lead times and workstations utilization rates?

Yes, it is possible.

The workstations utilization rates and production lead times can be analyzed after executing simulation.

Is the capability of the PC relevant to the speed of simulation?

Yes, it is relevant.

The rendering time can be reduced as the performance of the PC increases.

How long does it take to comprehend GD.findi MS?

It is possible to comprehend basic operation and modeling  with the support of our team. We provide Workshop session to help users get the most from GD.findi MS.

Can GD.findi simulates manpower allocation and facility layout?

Yes, it is possible.

You can easily perform simulations by changing the following items

Production planning: multiple patterns of production target numbers and input order

Manpower allocation: Assignment of equipment, transfer, and setup workers and setting operating hours and holidays

Equipment layout: Equipment location, size, aisle settings, etc.

Is it possible to evaluate the line balance of a production line?

Yes, it is possible.

From the simulation results, it is possible to check the balance of the production load and analyze bottlenecks.

Can I input information written in Excel or text into GD.findi?

Yes, you can. There is a function that allows you to copy and paste information from Excel into simulation model. There is also an application which allows you to enter product information into a template file to create a whole model.

What is the price.

Please contact us if you are interested in the price of GD.findi service.