Work improvement is critical for performance increase in business environments. It is used to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the manufacturing and other production processes, and to improve work performance by removing non-value-added activities. To conduct work improvement, the Lean Manufacturing concept is often used along with the Value Stream Mapping (VSM), a tool for visualizing the production processes and productivity metrics.
Energy generation and industrial fabrication produce almost 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Hence, industrial fabrication is one of the major contributors to global warming. This has led to an increasing need for environmentally friendly practices that focus on reducing fabrication time and waste. Digital simulation is a great decision-support tool that helps in analyzing waste in processes and investigating improvements in complex manufacturing projects.
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