A demonstration of LOAFS – Layout Optimisation And Factory Simulation

CFMS has developed a framework to optimise layouts and workflows between a series of rooms or machines. Our factory simulation and layout optimisation framework is based on requirements-driven design, meaning the goals and constraints of the layout determine the optimal configuration. The framework has no preconceptions of what a floor plan looks like, so is unbiased by traditional norms when determining the optimal.

It is a flexible framework that can easily be applied to any use case where optimal packing or sleek workflow is required. This framework was recently utilised on a research project involving Jaguar Land Rover amongst other partners. Specifically, it was used to assist with the layout design for a zone of their next-generation manufacturing line on the TUCANA project. To read about the TUCANA project click here.

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