SimCarRoom 20.1.21 - Campus Ledward
What is SimCar?
- SimCar is a real-life case study for a group of at least 15 students.
- It shows an assembly line where concepts of balancing production lines and strategies of material staging can be demonstrated
In the commissioning of an assembly line, on which a large number of variants can be manufactured, the challenges from the point of view of production and logistics are concentrated as if in one focal point.
- Connect the assembly line to other production areas of the workflow
- Balance the lines
- Integrate the system into existing logistic processes and structures
- Cycle times for the assembly line should be as short as possible
- Inventory at the assembly line should be as low as possible
The project team has one semester
- to define the products’ module structure (distribution of assembly task between pre-assembly and final assembly).
- to balance the assembly line.
- to determine the information shown to the operators at their workstations.
- to plan the materials supply and material staging.
- At the assembly line, more than 300 variants of Lego® cars can be assembled at five workstations
- Directly connected to the assembly line, there is an area for pre-assembling and sequencing
- Modules are prepared for final just-in-time or just-in-sequence staging to the assembly line
- All workstations are equipped with an information system for operators
- Finished Lego® cars are disassembled in a separate disassembly area
- The disassembly area works as supplier so the material cycle is closed
To prove that the concept they developed is working, the project group must operate the system over a period of two hours.
- Automated optical inspection
- Smart material staging
- RFID-supported assembly line