Medina J., Pérez G., Seck J.C., Hernández N., Simón I. (2011). Plant Capacity Analysis in a Dairy Company, Applying Montecarlo Simulation. The 23rd European Modeling & Simulation Symposium. EMSS 2011, ISBN 978-88-903724-4-5. Rome, Italy, September 12-14, 2011, (pp. 690-695).
In this paper, results of plant capacity analysis made toa dairy company are reported. This enterprise is one ofthe best-positioned companies in production anddistribution of milk products in México. The enterprisehas only one production plant and seven distributioncenters. Because of the enterprise does not cover theclient demand, the Planning Department planned to buymore equipment, in order to increase the productionrate. This analysis was performed to determine the plantcapacity, in order to know the quantity of additionalequipment that production plant will need. An annualincreasing rate was considered in the study, which wascalculated with data of two years ago. In this work, theMonte Carlo method was applied to carry out thesimulation of the production plant processes, andProModel software was used to implement thesimulation model.