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<p>Hi <a rel="user" href="/users/18726/eleni651996.html" nodeid="18726">@el C</a>,</p><p>FlexSim is a simulation software. In essence, this means I can input variables and output possible results based on those variables. For example, I might have X number of items to be picked, the operator might have a speed of Y, and I want to measure Z, which is the total time to pick all the items. In this example equation, I know variables X and Y, but I don't know Z. The simulation software tests all the different combinations of X and Y to give an approximation of what Z is most likely going to be.</p><p>In the scenario you've described, you know what items need to be picked and you know the exact time in seconds that it takes to pick each item. I could calculate the output with a calculator by multiplying the number of items by the picking time by type. Basically, X * Y = Z.</p><p>For the purposes of simulation, I would simply place a delay that occurs when an item is loaded that depends on the item type. For example, item 1 might take 30 seconds; item 2 might take 10 seconds. You don't really need to calculate the travel and loading times to be exactly 50.22 seconds. It sounds like you're testing to see how the operator's schedule affects picking time. If that's the case, you'll achieve great results by using a delay. You can have the delay lookup a value (in seconds) from the table based on the item's type.</p><p>Hopefully this makes sense. If I misunderstood, then please help me better understand what the results are that you're hoping to measure. Thanks!</p><p><a id="26377" href="/storage/attachments/26377-delay-time.fsm">delay-time.fsm</a></p>Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:56:40 GMTtanner.p