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CPG production line logistics

In order to be agile and competitive under changing market conditions, it is important for CPG companies to take a close look at every manufacturing process to eliminate wasted materials and unnecessary effort. CPG companies should re-design their packaging to be more sustainable, while also saving money and improving the consumer experience.

Why use simulation?

Every small piece of efficiency that can be gained on the production line is worth pursuing. Is throughput maximized by the high availability of assets? Can your assets work harder for you in order to improve your batch cycle time and get more products to market? If you could reduce waste levels, how much would operating performance improve?

In order to make better decisions the simulation model typically produces results such as, equipment utilization, total production, total lost production, OEE, KANBAN usage, CIPS, stoppages, inventory levels over time, service level, Gantt charts, dispatch lists, material requirements and many more. These KPI’s will assist in optimizing the process design and operation.

“In 2018 we started working with Systems Navigator to develop a simulation tool that supports our tactical and strategic decisions. Through systematic experimentation with this tool, we gained quantitative insight. We could not have reached these successful results for our most complex manufacturing locations just using conventional technologies. Working with Systems Navigator team is a true privilege. Their passion, commitment and desire to forge honest interpersonal relationships were key elements in the success of our project.


Esteban Freydell

Project Manager Manufacturing-Bioprocessing DSM Food Specialties B.V.

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