Simulation Software Built
for Value Stream Design
The Lean Design Simulator cuts through the unnecessary bells and whistles of other, more expensive simulation modeling softwares to give you exactly what you need to design optimal processes and value streams. We have been using this simulation software for several years in our own Lean consulting practice. The Lean Design Simulator was custom-built for our Lean Industrial Engineering methodology, and has been used on implementation projects for some of the biggest names in industry.
Too many plants skip simulation on things like improvement projects and Kaizen events simply because of the software requirements – whether it is too hard to use or the individual licenses are too expensive for everyone to have one or, in many cases, there is an assigned Simulation team that doesn’t have time for smaller projects, even if simulation would be helpful.
By creating the Lean Design Simulator, we are attempting to put the power back into the hands of the Engineers and Lean Specialists actually involved in designing the value streams.
Once you are finished building your model in a series of Excel worksheets, simply upload the file to the Lean Design Simulator and run the model. Within seconds, the Lean Design Simulator will return a spreadsheet with station-by-station detailed analysis of throughput, utilization, blocked time, waiting time, move time and other key parameters.
Simulation modeling is now as simple
as filling out an Excel spreadsheet
Short Learning Curve
Most simulation software requires a hefty investment of your time to get up to speed. You can be building sophisticated models using the Lean Design Simulator within a few hours.
Analyze each resource down to the workstation level for utilization, time spent blocked or waiting, and idle time. Learn how to identify bottlenecks, and how to fix them.
Test for Variability
Set process time variability levels, buffers, and easily add or remove resources and workers. You will end up with a better design that meets your performance goals!
Keep Your Data Secure
The Lean Design Simulator eliminates the risk of any data-breaches by storing all of your data locally. Run your macro-free data file in our browser-based software, download your results. Nothing is saved to a server.
Use for Kaizen Events
The time required to build a model is short, so you can even incorporate the use of simulation modeling into your Kaizen events, and analyze suggested process changes real-time.
Achieve Design Goals
You don't want to have to fix your design after it is already implemented. Test it first in a low-cost environment, and reduce or eliminate the need for post-implementation Kaizen.