Written by Corinne on Tuesday August 11th 2015 in Simulation Explained
Success Stories at Chrysler
The Chrysler simulation team have been using SIMUL8 for many years to improve throughput, increase revenue and reduce costs. Recently, the Chrysler simulation team wanted to find out what was required to increase throughput at the Brampton Assembly Plant and Jefferson North Plant and how they could achieve this with SIMUL8.
Increasing revenue by $1m a day without increasing costs at the Brampton Assembly Plant
Chrysler expected an increase in demand and the plant was to increase its daily rate from 930 to 969 units to ensure that the demand could be met.
By meeting the increased throughput target the plant was able to increase revenue by $1,000,000 per day.
Chrysler saved $250,000 by taking the guesswork out of capital investment at the Jefferson North Plant
Chrysler’s simulation team was tasked with finding out if an additional 15 Clamshell carriers were required to increase throughput.
The simulation confirmed that the line was not short of of Clamshell carriers which helped confirm that Chrysler did not need to invest in new equipment.
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