P. Sánchez, Fernando Ceballos, G. Torres
Dec 1, 2015
Ciencia e Ingeniería Neogranadina
Modeling and simulation of small industrial systems, has become important in the decision-making processes, because it allows small companies to make their production decisions. This article analyses a company engaged in the manufacture of men’s outwear with average weekly production of 490 units. The motivation of this study lies in the interest the company owners have to increase its productivity; for this reason, a model of the real system with Arena® tool was developed. With this model, it was possible to recognize the process parts that cause delays and bottlenecks and from there it was suggested a valid solution scenario. This paper shows the results of real system simulation and proposes two scenarios which provide an increase in the productivity.