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Applied SmartFactory® Rule Integration

Fusion
Seamless integration of dispatching and
scheduling algorithms in simulation

Today's manufacturers need a rule integration framework to facilitate quicker and better operational decisions. Accurately modeling dispatching rules and policies is difficult and costly. When policies are qualified in a test facility, it is difficult to recreate the production environment; when qualified in production, it is risky.

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Quantify Rule Changes Prior to Implementation

APF Fusion is a dispatching and capacity analysis solution that uses SmartFactory dispatching rules directly within the SmartFactory simulation model without any modifications, resulting in efficient and improved operational decision making. It enables users to quantify the impact of rule changes prior to implementing them in production. Expected productivity improvements include reducing white space or cycle time by faster implementation of correct dispatching rules; labor and effort to execute rule validations; and RTD rule development time.

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Improve Short Term Planning Model Accuracy

APF Fusion provides accurate dispatching rules modeling and the ability to use native simulation capabilities, enabling better decisions associated with factory planning scenarios related to WIP flush and short term forecasting to meet factory demands.

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Lower Your Cost Of Ownerhsip

APF Fusion provides capability to use the same dispatching rule for both production and simulation model environments without requiring development using C++ extensions. It reduces duplicate rules and eliminates the need to maintain separate dispatching rules for simulation, lowering cost of ownership.

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