To learn more about simulation...
Using computer modelling and computer simulation means being able to freely experiment scenarios to better choose the optimal solution, with a very realistic approach. Simulation takes into account the dynamic behavior of a system: a part waiting for another, shutdowns, shared resources, random phenomena, and so on.
Simulation is the only method enabling industrial managers to predict the final performance of a project. This technology covers many aspects of decision making: investment dimensioning, plant monitoring, launching of new products, changing volumes and rhythms of production, planning, etc.
Simulation uses an accurate software prototype (the model) to test various parameters. It considers a system globally, analysing its flows dynamically. This approach has been tested in the whole industrial world, and also applies to all systems where you can isolate flows (transportation, medicine, after-sales services…).
Simulation is meant for all operational units in a company: production, planning engineering, scheduling, projects, logistics, etc.
1Point2 has been using simulation techniques with enthusiasm for over 20 years, adapting them to the characteristics of each branch: chemistry, iron & steel industry, car components, consumer goods, pedestrians flows.
... read the book: Gestion de flux en entreprise - Modélisation et simulation. Editions Hermès 97 - JF. Claver - J. Gélinier - D. Pitt, presenting the aims, concepts and applications of simulation (in French).