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User guide - Value stream mapping simulation application part 1 (push principle)


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User guide - Value stream mapping simulation application part 1 (push principle)

  1. 1. Learn To See Further Take Value Stream Mapping To The Next Level 1
  2. 2. SIMANDO is a global technology and management consulting firm with a high focus on operational excellence and decision support systems. We partner with client organizations in all industrial sectors to address their most important challenges and develop complete solutions that will enable them to achieve their objectives and make significant improvements in their performance. Our customized approach combines innovative technology, systems thinking and passion for operational excellence. This ensures that our solutions enable our clients to achieve sustainable competitive advantage by optimized operations and responsiveness to the current dynamic business environment. Founded in 2009, SIMANDO is a private company with its headquarters in Timisoara, Romania. For more information, please visit
  3. 3. Simulation application installation instructions 1. Open Part 1 - Current State archive 2. Copy the folder Part 1 – Current State VSM 3. Paste Part 1 – Current State VSM folder to a preferred location 1
  4. 4. 4. Open Part 1 – Current State VSM folder and click (open in a browser) Part 1 - Current State VSM (Non Lean. Push Principle Manufacturing ).html file 5. The browser will display the simulation model in the form of a Java applet as in the figure below 6. Click the Start button (see picture above) and the simulation will start to run in virtual mode (roughly 30 times faster than the real system modeled). The other buttons are used to control the simulation speed, display the associated VSM of the simulated system and information relevant for the user.2
  5. 5. IMPORTANT! Java Virtual Machine (JVM) memory allocationThe simulation application you are running ideally requires 512 MB memory allocation for the Java VirtualMachine (JVM). Most often the operating system allocates only 256 MB memory for the JVM which usuallyis enough to run this application. However, if you would like to utilize its full capabilities (e.g. changingdelivery schedules, modifying buffer capacities etc.) you should increase the JVM allocated memory to atleast 512 MB. The more memory, the faster and more responsive the application will be. To increase theJVM allocated memory follow the steps indicated below. 1. Open the Control Panel of your operating system (Windows in our case) 2. Open the Programs settings category and you will see the Java icon 3
  6. 6. 3. Click the Java icon and the JVM configuration window will open 4. Click the View button and the Java Runtime Environment Settings window will open 5. Add/modify the Runtime Parameter as above e.g. -Xmx512m for 512 MB memory allocation; - Xmx1024m for 1024 MB.4
  7. 7. License agreementDefinition of SOFTWARE includes: 1. Java applet and its libraries 2. Diagrams and pictures 3. User manualEnd-User License Agreement ("EULA")This End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or anentity) and SIMANDO. SOFTWARE is defined above and includes any associated SOFTWARE components,any media, any printed materials and any "online" or electronic documentation. By installing, copying, orotherwise using the SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree tothe terms of this EULA, please do not install or use the SOFTWARE.1. FreewareYou may use the SOFTWARE without charge.2. Distribution of SOFTWAREYou are allowed to make copies of the SOFTWARE as you wish, give exact copies of the original SOFTWAREto anyone and distribute the SOFTWARE in its unmodified form via any electronic means. You may notcharge any fees for the copy or use of the SOFTWARE itself. You must not represent in any way that youare selling the SOFTWARE itself or services associated with it. Your distribution of the SOFTWARE will notentitle you to any compensation from SIMANDO. You must distribute a copy of this EULA with any copy ofthe SOFTWARE and anyone to whom you distribute the SOFTWARE is subject to this EULA.3. Restrictions3.1 You may not reverse engineer, de-compile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE.3.2 You may not rent, lease, or lend the SOFTWARE.3.3 You may not use the SOFTWARE to perform any unauthorized transfer of information or for any illegalpurpose.4. NO WARRANTIESSIMANDO expressly disclaims any warranty for the software. The software and any related documentationis provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The entire risk arising out ofthe use or performance of the software remains with you. 5
  8. 8. Think, optimize, succeed! SIMANDO LLC 9 Republicii Blvd Timisoara, 300159 Romania Phone: + 40 356 172 021 Fax: + 40 356 172 017 Email: Web: www.simando.com6