Are Lean Thinking and Simulation Modeling Compatible?

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We’ve been asked this question by many of our students, who believe that when you’re operating under a Lean methodology, instead of simulating something, your time would be better spent on the factory floor.

Well, we're going to make the case for you today that simulation modeling is a much safer way of designing a production line.

Now, if we're talking about a line that is two stations with just screwdrivers and bits and pieces then, yeah sure, there’s no risk implementing changes right away. However, if you are like several of our clients who build highly complex products, the risk is much higher, and you should seriously consider modeling your line before bringing it live or implanting changes.

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