Process simulation is like a virtual sandbox for process engineers! With the help of computer software, they can create a mini-replica of a real-world process and have some fun with it. No more waiting for real-life problems to pop up! Process simulation allows for a test drive before the real deal, where you can try out different scenarios, identify potential hiccups, optimize for efficiency, and see just how fantastic your process can be. It’s a hit in the manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. In short, process simulation is the genie in a bottle for processes!
Discover what you need to know make a process perform in the computer just like it does in real life. See how a process improvement tool links the important information together. Here are five critical elements to creating a process simulation:
The backbone of the system is a flowchart. The flowchart describes the path things follow and rules for processing
Inputs into the model are described by real schedules or statistically representing what has happened in the past.
People or equipment can be described by the hours they work, skill levels and cost.
Variation in the process or in task times are represented by converting raw data into formulas representing that variability.
Key performance indicators also known as KPI can be added for any aspect of the system.