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Factory Simulation What is factory simulation?

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Factory simulation is the process of using a computer model to understand and improve a real production system. Simulation technology allows organizations in the industry to analyze and experiment with their processes in a virtual setting, reducing the time and costs of physical testing. Materials, equipment, and personnel can all be considered within a simulation model, resulting in information that can maintain or improve production at the lowest possible cost.

What is FlexSim?

FlexSim is a powerful yet easy-to-use software package for simulation modeling. A fast and accurate simulation engine is hidden behind drag and drop controls, drop-down lists, and many other intuitive features that make it accessible for anyone to build a model. All simulation models are created to scale and are presented using 3D visuals, so it becomes easy to view and recognize bottlenecks in the production line or other deficiencies within the system. FlexSim also gives decision makers the data to confirm their observations, with impressive statistical reporting and analysis built right into the software.

Why simulate a factory?

The need for efficiency in today’s factories has never been greater, with equipment and labor costs continuing to rise each year. Successful companies need to ensure that every facet of their operations is being carefully considered and optimized. Factory simulation is an inexpensive, risk-free way to put your facility to the test, ensuring that you are meeting production goals and quality standards at the lowest possible cost. Simulation also provides a means to test and implement principles of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. And unlike spreadsheet-based analysis and forecasting, factory simulation software offers a quick and efficient way to adjust parameters and simulate again—helping to get the information you need to make better, safer decisions.

Factory Simulation in FlexSim

Why simulate with FlexSim?

Answer important questions – Factory simulation with FlexSim can answer important questions that decision makers face every day. Just a few examples:

  • Are we prepared for expected (and unexpected) machine breakdowns?
  • Can we meet production goals with our current resource levels?
  • Are we best utilizing our resources?

Full 3D simulation – Take a leap out of the outdated and into our custom-built, true-to-life 3D environment! FlexSim brings a better visual experience to simulation modeling, providing rich 3D objects to make your model look more realistic. 3D simulation modeling brings the system to life and helps foster communication between personnel at every level.

Easy to use, yet powerful – FlexSim contains user-friendly tools like drop-down menus and drag and drop functionality that allow beginners to build and test models in just minutes, with no background in computer coding. And our newest logic-building feature makes it easier when things start to get complex. Simply map out the process using activities in this powerful flowcharting tool—no need for coding.

Case Study

Manufacturing Complexity

See how Quadrillion Partners used FlexSim to take a look at their entire manufacturing system and make the best possible decisions after a factory closure.

Consider every viewpoint – FlexSim has the flexibility to answer any question about your facility. Did you encounter an unforeseen variable during production? Has a customer concern created the need for an immediate solution? Simulation models can easily be tweaked and adjusted, providing rapid responses to even the most abstract situations.

No project is too big – FlexSim is capable of handling any sized project, no matter the scope or complexity. Do bottlenecks in an existing system need to be identified and eliminated? Does the plant layout need to be optimized? What about future growth? Project components such as factory flow, inventory control, and optimal staffing can all be considered within a FlexSim model.

Competitively priced and cost effective – With a variety of license types and a comprehensive support network, FlexSim provides industry-leading value to its customers. Our 3D simulation software is competitively priced and doesn’t come with any hidden costs or add-ons, so even the most basic license comes packaged withpowerful features such as the experimentation engine and the ExpertFit® distribution-fitting software.

Ready to try simulation? Try FlexSim free today and see how it can help improve your factory!