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I am conducting a research to select the best Discrete Event Manufacturing Simulation Software Tool for the manufacturing sector in Ghana. This will help manufacturing firms to improve their operations . I would be very grateful if you could kindly fill this questionnaire.

Listed below are several manufacturing process and issues that needs to be identified, planned, improved and implemented to improve quality, reduce cost and increase productivity. Please honestly rate the most important process or issues for your organization.

The name of your company:
Your answer
Your job title?
Your answer
Equipment breakdown
Not Important
Very Important
Throughput (Capacity analysis)
Not Important
Very Important
Shifts and Production scheduling
Not Important
Very Important
Maintenance
Not Important
Very Important
Cost reduction plans
Not Important
Very Important
Predicting system performance ("what if" scenarios)
Not Important
Very Important
Assembly operation
Not Important
Very Important
Manufacturing costs analysis
Not Important
Very Important
Distribution and warehousing
Not Important
Very Important
Conveyor system optimization
Not Important
Very Important
Rework and scrap level
Not Important
Very Important
Utilization of production equipment
Not Important
Very Important
Planning staff, equipment or material requirements
Not Important
Very Important
Learn Manufacturing or Six Sigma studies
Not Important
Very Important
Multi-station machines
Not Important
Very Important
Workstation buffers
Not Important
Very Important
Pallets system usage
Not Important
Very Important
Automated tool storage
Not Important
Very Important
Scheduling optimization
Not Important
Very Important
Batch index
Not Important
Very Important
Due dates monitoring
Not Important
Very Important
Transportation time of parts
Not Important
Very Important
Production sequence summary
Not Important
Very Important
Evaluate ideas and identify inefficiencies
Not Important
Very Important
Optimize systems for reduced energy consumption
Not Important
Very Important
Identifying process bottlenecks (queue build ups and over-utilization of resources)
Not Important
Very Important
Training operators in system behavior
Not Important
Very Important
Process Design Improvement
Not Important
Very Important
Logistics
Not Important
Very Important
Cranes
Not Important
Very Important
AGV'S (Automated Guided Vehicle) and trucks
Not Important
Very Important
Supply Chain
Not Important
Very Important
Robots
Not Important
Very Important
Does your organization use a Simulation Software Tool? If 'yes', please state the name.
Your answer
Simulation Software Tool can be used to improve manufacturing processes, would you be interested to give it a try?
Any additional comments.
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