Phase 2. Define Production
In the previous phase we imported the scenario and added the
factory, which had unlimited inventory of products and was used mostly
as a storage. In this phase we will define production policy that will
make the factory produce the required products.
To launch production we
- Adjust the inventory policy of the factory, since the
factory currently has unlimited stock of products, so it will not
- Define the production policy.
Let us start with defining production logic.
Adjust factory inventory
Define production policy
- Click Data
return to the input tables.
- Open the Inventory
- Set the Policy Type
for the Factory object to Min-max policy.
- Double-click the Policy
Parameters cell and set the Min
and Max parameters to 45 000 and 145 000
done, the table should look like this:
- Click the Search
icon to open the search field allowing you to filter the list of all
tables by name.
- Type Production
in the search field. You will be taken to
the Production table.
- Click Add to
create a new record.
- Click the Site
cell and select Factory
from the drop-down list.
- Leave the default production policy (Simple
- Double-click the Product
cell and select Food storage container.
- Now double-click the Parameters
cell to open a dialog box and define production parameters.
- Set Production time per
unit to 0.01.
- Set Time Unit
- Now define production cost of one product unit by typing 0.1 in the Production Cost cell, then set Currency to GBP.
The specified Production Cost will override the defined in the Production table Cost of the products.
- In the same way create and define production policy for the
Cake molds product. When
done, the table must have the following data:
Now we will add the Products
produced and Products
Produced statistics to later analyze the number
of produced products.
Add statistics to the
- Navigate to the
section and click Simulation
- Right-click the empty spot in the Dashboard area and select Add item from the shortcut
- In the Properties
dialog box expand the Products
section and check the Production
Requests (Products) and Products
- Now switch toggle buttons of the Object and Product
records to Per
Item in the Show
column of the Additional settings
This will allow us to see production statistics per product.
- Click OK to
close the dialog box and add
statistics to the dashboard.
- Adjust the size and the position of the statistics element
if required by right-clicking the dashboard canvas and choosing Rearrange from the context menu.
Now we can run the experiment.
Run the Simulation experiment and
- Click the toolbar
Run in virtual time mode without
animation button to
run the experiment at max speed without displaying
- Click Stop
when the experiment completes and choose Yes
in the dialog box to save results.
- Observe the added
The Production Requests (Products)
statistics shows that DCs requested the factory to produce 24,624,399 cake molds.
The Products Produced statistics shows that the factory produced the
requested number of cake molds, i.e. 24,624,399 pieces.
The same refers to the food
We have completed the second phase of this tutorial. In this
phase we defined the production policy and adjusted the inventory policy.
Click the link below to proceed to Phase 3 of this tutorial.
Phase 1. Import scenario and add factory
| Phase 3. Add raw materials and suppliers