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  • By Lanner
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  • Posted 27/09/2016

Lanner’s predictive simulation platform supports a smarter way of working to boost future growth for global fitness equipment leader

Lanner, a provider of simulation software proven to maximise performance and optimise resources, today announced that Life Fitness, global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, has invested in WITNESS from Lanner to help optimise manufacturing performance across five production sites in the US and Hungary.

Working with Lanner and the WITNESS simulation specialists in Hungary CAD+Inform kft., the project will enable the business to improve its scheduling processes in a complex, vertically integrated manufacturing environment. By comprehensively analysing the interactions and interdependencies of labour output, machine capacity and inventory levels, WITNESS will deliver the levels of insight necessary for the business to optimise key performance indicators such as lead times, schedule adherence and productivity. This in turn will boost confidence, and help Life Fitness to achieve greater efficiencies, enhance competitive advantage and drive greater profitability.

David Jones, CEO, Lanner: “We’re delighted to be able to support Life Fitness in optimising its international business. Our global reach providing expert support in both USA and Hungary was crucial for Life Fitness to maximize value from our technology. Predictive simulation provides certainty in in uncertain world, through facilitating an understanding of the complex relationship between processes, testing different scenarios to find the ones which optimise production, without exposing the business to unnecessary financial or operational risk. As Life Fitness has recognised, this is a vital capability in today’s volatile business world and one which we’re very proud to facilitate.”

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For more than 45 years, Life Fitness has been dedicated to creating fitness solutions that benefit both facilities and exercisers. Our mission to keep people active started with the Lifecycle exercise bike and continues with the widest range of cardio, strength and group training products in the fitness industry.

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