PLANT CAPACITY ANALYSIS IN A DAIRY COMPANY, APPLYING MONTECARLO SIMULATION
Simón Marmolejo, Isaías
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In this paper, results of plant capacity analysis made to a dairy company are reported. This enterprise is one of the best-positioned companies in production and distribution of milk products in México. The enterprise has only one production plant and seven distribution centers. Because of the enterprise does not cover the client demand, the Planning Department planned to buy more equipment, in order to increase the production rate. This analysis was performed to determine the plant capacity, in order to know the quantity of additional equipment that production plant will need. An annual increasing rate was considered in the study, which was calculated with data of two years ago. In this work, the Monte Carlo method was applied to carry out the simulation of the production plant processes, and ProModel software was used to implement the simulation model.