Determine how production systems will scale.
LineLab is a powerful software tool that models complex systems with precision and ease. It provides valuable information for decision-making on new designs and ideas, and accurately determines dynamic behavior. LineLab can optimize the planned system to meet production goals – for the most accurate and rapid-turnaround production performance prediction in the industry.
LineLab revolutionizes the way manufacturing systems are planned and cost drivers are predicted. LineLab models and optimizes the setup of your future production system, providing insight into flow, wait times and utilization when scaled up. What's more: based on process and cost inputs, LineLab can determine just the right inventory buffer and capacity buffer to minimize unit costs as a whole - and optimize thousands of system variables in one go, with full transparency.
Go beyond historicals and close the loop around the business case. LineLab's ability to connect models allows for a comprehensive scale-up analysis that considers the impact of upstream and downstream operations. This unique feature provides invaluable insights and optimization opportunities, setting LineLab apart from other software tools in the industry.
Core Capabilities of LineLab
Detailed Factory Dynamics
Exactly determines the impact of variation & dynamic effects to predict realistic factory performance for any routing & scale-up scenario.
Multi-Variable Mathematical Optimization
Handles thousands of unknowns in the same model, and considers all trade-offs simultaneously.
Detailed Financial Modeling
Uses financial calculations incl. costs of capital & inventory holding, considering amortized value-add, direct labor, and custom KPIs like CO₂e.
Marginal costs for every input provide a clear picture of how much any single input matters to the bottom line.
Input Uncertainty & Risk Profiles
Automatically quantifies risks based on min/max input ranges. Uniquely suited for mixed-quality inputs and agile development.
What our customers like about using LineLab
Quick to Get Started
Turns custom spreadsheets into accurate production line models in a matter of minutes.
Promotes Accurate Inputs
Inherently promotes input transparency and accuracy, embracing uncertainty.
Drill down into cost breakout, marginal costs, risks, and optimized system configurations.
Consider any combination of scenarios with uncertain inputs, trades, and matrix models.
Supports collaboration and digitization across silos, to business models & sustainability.
Save upward of 30% on initial investment or boost throughput of an existing system.
Key applications, measurable impact
Technology InvestmentsEvaluate potential impact of new material or process, automation, or technology investment on operations, maximizing returns on technology investments.
Supported decision on R&D project increasing ROI by a factor of 4.9
Design DecisionsAnticipate component cost and cost drivers to guide decisions as early as concept phase and speed time-to-market.
Helped avoid overpaying 32% on future production costs
Optimizing ProductionOptimize existing production systems and identify opportunities to reduce inventory, increase rate, and improve overall performance.
Identified 1.4% ($6m/yr) savings on existing production system
Respective customers had not achieved comparable results with other tools