Improvement of Bottling Production Line Using Simulation Method
In order to demonstrate changes in business, most of today’s world multinational companies are using wide spectrum of computer- based technologies to assist them in managing many business data information and performance. Simulation method is one of the ways to help these decision makers. The simulation method in this study was based on ARENA® software. The animated simulation models for comparing the actual and improved line were successfully developed in this study. All related data information regarding to the manufacturing line are collected and analysed. After considering all possible factors, it is found that by the model simulations, the improvement could be done and the efficiency is 99.3% which is better compared to current efficiency that has value of 72%. The number of waiting unit in the filler section which represents the bottleneck in the current line also has been eliminated from 3257 unit to 0 (zero). Both efficiency calculation and number of waiting unit in the line are work as validation indicator in this study. The study also generated cost savings which will give benefit after 3 months of investment.