SIMOGGA Layout Design

SIMOGGA Layout Design

SIMOGGA Layout Design is a unique graphical material handling system that optimizes factory layout design based on global flow analysis. SIMOGGA guides the users through the process of improvement, but does not replace them. Its development has been collected during many years, based on the knowledge and experience of plant managers, operators and other key players in the improvement process.

The unique value of the SIMOGGA software is based on its capability to visualize, quantify and optimize a factory layout. The possibility to combine the visualization and quantification of the whole change process with the necessary interactivity allows SIMOGGA to accelerate change by getting all stakeholders aligned. SIMOGGA provides a global analysis of all traffic and material flows. The goal of this analysis is to optimize these flows (which will result in higher productivity and flexibility of the whole production process) and provide traceability for quality and certification purposes.

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  • Optimizes your factory layout efficiently
  • Combines visualization and quantification of the change process
  • Enriches your understanding to strengthen decision making
  • Facilitates change by suggesting incremental improvements

  • Easy to use, easy to understand
  • Allows a collaborative approach
  • Immediate assessment of KPIs
  • Few amount of data needed
  • Automatic identification of product families
  • Decrease traffic within the production unit up to 40%
  • Comparable layout plans
  • Reactivity to the market demands
  • Reduction of the decision time to approve changes

Visualize

  • Show all possible routes within the factory to precisely evaluate all flows
  • Support different types of areas such as site, building, floor, area and cell and focus your analysis on identified areas
  • Easily analyze the flows using filters on machines, products or product families
  • Analyze aisles congestions and direct connections between machines
  • Analyze your traffic without technical, historical or cultural constraints
  • Analyze your traffic with a specific layout using the “factory view”

Quantify / Dashboard

  • Quantify and compare the scenarios within a dashboard
  • Analyze the production through a detailed reporting panel
  • Build several scenarios or alternatives and compare them to the baseline

Optimize

  • Optimize cell formation with a genetic algorithm
  • Define automatically the best arrangement of the machines in the departments
  • Identify machines operating below or above their capacity
  • Review your layout taking into account all the part-mix ratios (not a Pareto)
  • Support Systematic Layout Planning (SLP) methods
  • Reroute the production or part of it, at will

Data

  • Collect ERP data through a single Excel sheet or introduce new data directly from SIMOGGA
  • Use a simple picture of the factory blueprint to design the layout
  • Export the results in CSV, TXT and PNG formats for more reporting flexibility
  • The customer extracts his data from his ERP (or another database) to fill in an Excel sheet and a macro is used to transform it into an “xml file”
    • The data can also directly be collected or changed through the SIMOGGA user interface
  • The user creates the As-Is situation with SIMOGGA and the data is validated thanks to the visual view
  • The user analyzes the data using SIMOGGA solutions to generate an efficient factory layout
    • A graphical view to make the flow analysis without any constraints (technical, historical or cultural)
    • A factory view to design the layout and to improve the factory layout
    • A “quick compare” scenario interface to test and validate the changes of the production (demand variation, new product, new mix product…)
    • A high interactivity rate to capture the input of the operators and create a consensus
  • The plant manager chooses the solution that fits his needs
  • The changes are explained and discussed in a collaborative way with each actor involved

Those steps can be done by the customer independently or using AMIA Systems’ expertise and consultancy

SIMOGGA is based on Qt framework and has been tested on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, x86-32 and x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1, x86-32 and x64
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, x86-32 and x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, x86-32 and x64
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.9 (Maverick) or later, Universal

SIMOGGA may also be installed on other platforms not included in this list (such as other Mac OS or Windows distributions), but we cannot guarantee its full platform compatibility.
SIMOGGA installation requires 300MB of free disk space. We recommend to have 4GB of memory and modern processor for optimal performance. Mouse is typically preferable to touchpad for graphical editing.

Tutorial

If you would like to have more information or understand how to fully solve a case with SIMOGGA; we recommend you to watch one of our video tutorials. In the showcased video, we describe the process used to design the factory in the tool and to reorganize the layout in the most optimal way.

We also show the numerous options available to analyze your production and to enhance the overall workflow of your plant.

Licensing information?

Multiple types of license are available (fixed, floating, renting by token or period). If you want more information about one of these options or if you are interested in using the advantages of our solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us either by e-mail or by phone. It would be our pleasure to have a talk with you about how we would be able to help.

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