Building the Digital Twin allowed us to run hundreds of different simulations and assess the impact of each of them without having to disturb Apotheek Voorzorg’s production line. We were even able to estimate exactly how much more efficient they would become with each different combination. Within the first year, we were able to achieve 14% increase in automatically handled prescriptions. In practice, this all added up to a cost saving of €0.5 million per year for the client.
Furthermore, we also built a Planner Module that would automatically allocate the right prescription to the right machine at the right time in order to increase efficiency of the production process even more. Thus, helping Apotheek Voorzorg handle non-urgent orders only after pill assortments were optimized instead of accepting lower efficiency. In the end, we managed to help the client overcome several bottlenecks, allowing them to increase efficiency and be able to help more people receive their medicine at the right time.