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The RightStock Scheduling Simulator helps to bring about a change in some of the manufacturing habits of the participants through experience with the examples chosen for study. The various simulations attempt to identify and then to examine various patterns of behaviour which are deeply ingrained in everyday manufacturing practices. This enables estimates of their relative contributions towards achieving what should be the GOAL of any industrial enterprise.

Of particular relevance when beginning the course is to instigate a discussion on the GOAL of a business. These simulations will allow for the derivation of valid rules for managing a plant successfully to achieve this ultimate goal.

The RightStock Scheduling Simulator is available as a free download version allowing a simplified model to be used as an introduction.

The full simulator is also available for download for the appropriate fee payment. This full release contains a more complex structure and can be configured to develop different scenarios. Costs, Process times, setup times and resources may be changed to allow experimentation into the effects of manufacturing change.

The Academic release of simulator and the accompanying training aid documentation is also available from DBO Services. Contact DBO Services at for pricing and availability information.

This course is centred on five different simulations of a simple manufacturing environment. Each simulation has the same overall structure. I.e. One product made from three raw materials, with two spare parts available for sale, one of which is a sub-assembly.

Each variation of this theme is designed to illustrate a different aspect of the scheduling problem.

The course content is based upon a process of self exploration and thus develops a deeper understanding from within. The participants are invited to attempt to schedule the plant using their own experience, intuition and the lessons taught as the simulations proceed. The results are recorded by the presenter, the specific points addressed by that simulation discussed, an improved strategy agreed and the participants perform the same simulation a second time. Their performance is then compared with the earlier result and lessons learned discussed.

The process is a cumulative one. The lessons learned at each stage build to a complete understanding of the scheduling environment.

Learn about the fundamenatal principles of the Theory of Constraints in an interactive and intellectually stimulating manner.

Once understood these princliples will help you examine manufacturing relationships and develop a set of guidelines which when applied to any manufacturing environment will assist in achieving the GOAL.