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National Cranberry Cooperative

The workbook NCC.XLS allows the user to simulate operations at Receiving Plant 1 (RP1) over a 24
Input, and Output areas are as follows:

Data
The data has been specified in the form of available capacity for various stages of the processing
Dumpers: There are five dumpers. Each dumper takes between 5 to 10 minutes (averaging 7.5

Wet Storage: It is assumed that all bins that can be used for wet/dry storage (bins 17-24) are being
Dry Storage: It is assumed that only the bins 1-16 are currently being used for dry storage.
Dryers: There are three dryers currently each averaging 200 bbls/hour.
Destoning: There are three destoning units each processing up to 1,500 bbls/hour.
Dechaffing: There are three dechaffing units each processing up to 1,5000 bbls/hour.
Separators: There are three separators with effective capacity of 400 bbls/hour each.

Inputs
The inputs entered by the user are as follows:
Number of dry bins to be converted for wet use (Cell E19): Enter the number of dry bins that

Number of dryers to be added (Cell E21): Enter the number of dryers to be added. Capacity pe

Proportion of wet berries (Cell F26): This should be a number between 1 and 0 and represents t

Hourly arrival rate of berries (Cell F28): Enter the average arrival rate of berries in bbls/hour. It

Results
The various columns in the simulation are as follows:

wet (Column G): This is the amount of wet berries being stored in the wet bins a Backup amount. Chart2: Build up of dry berries over time in waiting trucks for 11 a. wet (Column C): This is the amount of wet berries delivered in the given hour Process amount. processing start. dry (Column F): This is the amount of dry berries being stored in the dry bins at Stored amount.Delivered amount. processing start. dry (Column H): This is the amount of dry berries backed up in trucks at the end Backup amount. Chart4: Build up of dry berries over time in bins for 11 a.m.m.m.m.m. a. wet (Column E): This is the amount of wet berries processed in the given hour a Stored amount. processing start. Chart8: Build up of dry berries over time in bins for 7.m. . Chart7: Build up of wet berries over time in bins for 7 a.m. Chart5: Build up of wet berries over time in waiting trucks for 7 a.m. dry (Column B): This is the amount of dry berries delivered in the given hour Delivered amount. processing start. Chart3: Build up of wet berries over time in bins for 11 a. Chart6: Build up of dry berries over time in waiting trucks for 7 a. processing start. wet (Column I): This is the amount of wet berries backed up in trucks at the end Total backup (Column J): This is the total amount (dry as well as wet) backed up in trucks at the e The results are also displayed on the following charting sheets: Chart1: Build up of wet berries over time in waiting trucks for 11 a. processing start. dry (Column D): This is the amount of dry berries processed in the given hour a Process amount. processing start. processing start.

The assumed capacities and assumptions are as follows: utes (averaging 7. the model a be added. It is assumed in the model that arrival takes place at a steady rate over a 12 hour period s . Thus. our each. Even though both usage is possible. Capacity per dryer will be based on the proportion of wet berries. the five dumpers e (bins 17-24) are being used exclusively for wet storage given the high proportion of berries coming in.5 minutes) to unload a truck. The workbook is written using Microsoft Excel Version 5.0 s of the processing operation. b or dry storage.Revised Apr 09 nt 1 (RP1) over a 24 hour period. umber of dry bins that are to be converted for wet/dry usage. and 0 and represents the proportion of wet berries among the berries arriving at the plant. berries in bbls/hour. Each truck averages 75 bbls of berries. Thus.

ed up in trucks at the end of the current hour. sing start. . vered in the given hour and equals Proportion of wet berries x Hourly arrival rate.ered in the given hour and equals (1-Proportion of wet berries) x Hourly arrival rate. sing start. up in trucks at the end of the current hour. ssed in the given hour and equals the minimum of wet berries available and the bottleneck capacity in this hour ored in the dry bins at the end of the current hour. tored in the wet bins at the end of the current hour. sed in the given hour and equals the minimum of dry berries available and the bottleneck capacity in this hour. up in trucks at the end of the current hour.

Thus.m. The details of the Data.0. and ending at 7 p. binds 17-27 are currently being used for wet storage.000 bbls/hour. the model assumes that all converted bins are to be used for wet storage. s possible.ersion 5. over a 12 hour period starting at 7 a.5) = 3. ries coming in.m. Thus. the five dumpers together are assumed to have a capacity of 5*75*(60/7.000 bbls of berries arrive during the d . if 18. Thus.

. ck capacity in this hour.k capacity in this hour.

since that is the average arrival rate over the 12 hour period. .0 bbls/hour. enter 1.500 in Cell E. rries arrive during the day.

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Amount Process Amount Stored Amount Backup Backup Total Time Dry Wet Dry Wet Dry Wet Dry Wet Backup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-8 450 1050 8-9 450 9-10 #VALUE! #VALUE! 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 10-11 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 11-12 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 12-1 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 1-2 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 2-3 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 3-4 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 4-5 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 5-6 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 6-7 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 7-8 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 8-9 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 9-10 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 10-11 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 11-12 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 12-1 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 1-2 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 2-3 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 3-4 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 4-5 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 5-6 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 6-7 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### .Deliv. Amount Process Amount Stored Amount Backup Backup Total Time Dry Wet Dry Wet Dry Wet Dry Wet Backup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-8 450 1050 0 0 450 1050 8-9 450 1050 0 0 9-10 450 1050 0 10-11 450 1050 0 11-12 450 1050 12-1 450 1-2 #VALUE! #VALUE! ### #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 2-3 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 3-4 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 4-5 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 5-6 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 6-7 450 1050 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 7-8 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 8-9 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 9-10 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 10-11 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 11-12 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 12-1 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 1-2 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 2-3 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 3-4 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 4-5 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 5-6 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 6-7 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 7-8 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 8-9 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 9-10 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### 10-11 0 0 #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! #VALUE! ### Berry Flow during day (processing starts at 7 am) Deliv.

Chart1 bbl of berries waiting in trucks Build up of wet berries in trucks for 11 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Time starting 7 am Page 12 .

Chart2 bbl's of berries backlogged Build up of dry berries in trucks for 11 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Time starting 7 am Page 13 .

Chart3 bbl's of wet berries in bins Wet berries in bins for 11 am start 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Time starting 7 am Page 14 .

Chart4 500 450 400 350 bbl's dry berries in bins Dry berries in bins for 11 am start 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Time starting 7 am 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Page 15 .

Chart5 bbl's of wet berries in trucks Backup of wet berries in trucks for 7 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 starting 7 am15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 10 Time 11 12 13 14 Page 16 .

Chart6 bbl's of dry berries in trucks Backupof dry berries in trucks for 7 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Time starting 7 am Page 17 .

Chart7 bbl's of wet berries in bins Build up of wet berries in bins for 7 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Time starting 7 am Page 18 .

Chart8 Dry berries in bins Build up of dry berries in bins for 7 am start 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Time starting 7 am Page 19 .