Lean Simulations Blog Announces Our Free Simulation Library!

If you do a search for “Lean Simulation”, the number one hit is the Lean Simulations blog by Martin Boersema.  This is a very popular and probably the most comprehensive site to get information about free Lean simulation training materials.  So we are thrilled that Martin has announced the free version of our library on the front page of his website.

We welcome Martin and all of his readers!  Enjoy!

Free Version!

The Big Lean Simulation Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

You may download all required materials from our friends at JaamSim: http://jaamsim.com/downloads.html  (scroll to the bottom half of the page).

If you wish to add a download for your customers on your website, feel free to do so.  Just be sure to read all licensing material in the Instructor’s Guide.

Also note that only paid customers are entitled to receive technical support.  Contact us for information on becoming a paid customer, receiving customized training and materials, or having your Lean projects modeled.

New URL in January 2017

In January, our URL will change to TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.wordpress.com.

In the meantime, TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.wordpress.com and  TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.com will both work.

Starting January 22, TheBigLeanSimulationLibrary.com will no longer work.

Video Only

I just had a customer that was doing a training course the day after they received the models.  This was not enough time to become comfortable presenting the models.

Fortunately, many of the instructional videos on how to run the models work just fine as stand-alone instructional material.  So that is what she did!

One Year Anniversary!

The Big Lean Simulation Library, LLC is approaching its one year anniversary.  It officially became a company January 28, 2015 (even though much of the work was done prior to that).

We have some great customers, and we would like to thank especially the early adopters who saw the value of computer simulation as a training tool.

Custom Simulations for Your Lean Project

We added a page describing how we can do custom simulations of your Lean or Lean Six Sigma projects.

Some examples:

  • Your lean Black Belt team may have come up with some great ideas, but how do you know if they will work?  For example, Jerry once had a client deciding if a new workflow process was feasible.  On paper, it looked like a great idea that would greatly reduce their cost, but there was a lot at stake.  If they made a low bid and their idea did not work as well as expected, they could lose a lot of money.  So  they needed to know.  They contacted Jerry and he modeled their As-Is and proposed To-Be idea.  After simulating it, he found there would be only a very minor improvement not worth the cost.  In this case, they prevented a huge blunder by simulating the project first.  (We have omitted industry details to maintain client confidentiality).
  • A potential client loves one of our training simulations, but could we show it with their product and workflows?  Yes, we could customize it and give them animations and process steps that their people will be familiar with.   For a fee, we can modify the model with a version only they would get.

Custom simulations are quoted on a case-by-case basis.