Assembly Line Balancing Software – dynamic, efficient, ipolog
Dynamic planning and optimal balancing of the assembly line is crucial for success. With constraints such as constantly changing production programs or changing order requirements, it’s dfficult to implement the ideal production cycle time. Worker scheduling also becomes difficult in the case of production changes. However, there is also a lot of hidden potential here!
Our ipolog line balancing software evaluates the assembly line on the basis of individual takt times and manufacturing processes to display the degree of capacity utilization for each worker and product at any given point. Material supply and worker routes are automatically taken into account when optimized in the ipolog software tool. The simulation software automatically distinguishes between value-adding and non-value adding movement, such as traveling to the next work station or picking up material. This ensures efficiency and a significant increase in added value for complex products and operations with many production variables.
Plan your production operations with ipolog line balancing software to increase your added value
Scheduling worker workloads in usually based on a combination of experience and the scheduled production program. ipolog assigns each worker’s work tasks in the correct chronologiscal order. Discover the advantages of optimized line balancing at a glance:
- Analyze the degree of capacity utilization per worker for the optimal cycle time
- Combination of workers, product and process for better balancing
- Dynamic visual evaluation and Gantt chart for better productivity management
- Directly adjust the worker workload and see the immediate effects on cycle time
Here’s what our customers have to say
"Especially for the planning and balancing of assembly lines, the company has created a unique tool with the ipolog software, which impresses our customers worldwide".
Thomas Dehm, Managing Director EISENMANN Russia
Dynamic line balancing as a success factor for your company
The ideal planning and balancing of the assembly line requires the knowledge of which worker is assigned to which task and how much time is required to complete that task. Do you currently not have a workflow time analysis? No problem! Our planning partners will support you in laying the foundation for your dynamic cycle time analysis and to correctly record work processes and times using MTM or REFA.
Once all the data is available in our ipolog software, the optimization of line balancing and manufacturing operations can begin: assembly lines and production areas are displayed in 3D in the simulation software tool. The simulation allows for the comparison of cycle times at a glance, idle times and worker and vehicle workloads (forklifts, AGVs, etc.). Making just minor adjustments can lead to the elimination of idle times, better worker utilization and the optimization of the entire production process. An increase in output leads to a tangible increase in the manufacturing productivity level. View the advantages at a glance:
assignment to station (or production areas) and product
Analysis of value-adding tasks verses unproductive times (retrieving material, changing workstation)
Assignment to worker and production process
Chronological sequence & employee route simulation
Balancing the workload – that’s the way to succeed
Transfer work processes to other workers and safeguard the entire process chain
Full capacity utilization of workers
Change process sequence and thus ensure line balancing
Combine picking processes to reduce walking distances
Material, times and routes of the assembly line or production area can be read off in a Gantt diagram. Capacity utilization that is too high or too low can be identified at a glance, which enables optimal capacity planning for each worker. This leads to positive effects on production and line balancing.
Work steps can be transferred to other workers per drag & drop. The corresponding materials in the container are automatically moved with the work steps – even across production areas. This positively influences the degree of productivity and improves the cycle time.
Clipboards are no longer sufficient to improve worker shifts, cycle times and line balancing. We would be happy to show you how to successfully synchronize your work schedule. Your employees will be the focus of attention, because only with their support can line balancing be successful.
Based on this information you can create a production plan. This production plan includes all important data and information, such as quantities, histograms about the number and type of end products and which end products are produced in which line or production area.
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About the Software
The ipolog software creates an integrated model of your assembly, production and intralogistics. Effects become visible and potential can be developed so that collaborative planning is possible across departmental boundaries.