Combine Layout with Process
Creating new workplace studies or modifying existing ones can be done in just a few minutes. The Workplace Planner uses your existing workstation layout drawing and imports process steps and routings from a Microsoft Excel text file.
The simple comma-separated data file can also be created from within Proplanner or generated from other labor time estimation applications. Since the Workplace Planner reads and writes text files, users can quickly modify the spreadsheet and immediately calculate the impacts of process changes on cycle time and percent of value-added work.
Newer versions of the Workplace Planner have the ability to copy and paste data directly into the application in mass amounts, just as you would in MS Excel spreadsheets. This eliminates any middle-man operating between the data source and input to the workplace evaluation.