When Will You Need This?

When you need to complete a batch at a specific time of day, whether the normal batch size has been reached or not.

Smaller Quantity at a Specific Time model image

Model Object

The following model object can be found in the model objects directory: Batching \ Smaller Quantity at a Specific Time.

How to Use the Model Object

1. Open Your Model

Open your model or create a new blank model.

2. Insert the Model Object into Your Model

1. Locate the model object Smaller Quantity at a Specific Time and select the insert button.

2. Move the cursor to the point of insertion and left mouse-click. The upper left corner of the model object will be inserted at the location of the mouse-click.

3. Connect to Your Model

1. Connect the trailing end of the route entering Batch1 to an activity in your model.

If you add any additional route entering Batch1, make sure they each contain a copy the action logic from the model object’s route.

connect your model to batch1 Smaller Qty

2. Connect Reassemble Batch1 to an activity in your model.

connect reassemble batch to ur model

4. Define Values

1. Change the s_BatchSize1 parameter to your standard batch size.

change scenario parameter Smaller qty

2. Change the Time field on Reassemble Batch1 to the time it normally take to process a batch (not the time for each individual entity within the batch).

change reassemble batch1 time

3. Change the arrival times in the End of Day arrivals to indicate when you want the small batch to be completed.

Do not change the name of the “End of Day” entity. That name is used within the model object.

change arrival times for end of day

5. Completion

The model object is now integrated into your model, you should now be able to save and then simulate the model.

Attributes, Variables, Scenario Parameters and Scenarios Usage

Attributes:

1. a_BatchSize1: Size of the batch. Normally this is your standard batch size. But at the times when the End of Day entity arrives, it is set to 1 which closes the batch. Then, just prior to entering Reassemble Batch1, is reassigned a value equal to the number of entities to be rebatched.

2. RebatchQty: A system attribute that tracks the previous batch size.

Variables:

1. s_BatchSize1: Your standard batch size