Factory and enterprise systems
Results The aim of the ATOR project was to develop and demonstrate production simulation interfaces, autonomous product line/cell management with simulation methods to increase production efficiency and to build a Decision Support System (DSS) for production managers and supervisors in two industrial cases. The developed tool GeSIM (see Figure 2) is useful in customer-driven manufacturing because it adds features for production planners and capacity managers that have not
been provided by standard tools in the past. By integrating discrete-event simulation and traditional production planning methods, it is possible to forecast the required workloads with given input values. The simulation model and the developed graphical user interface make it possible to visualize the occurrence of potential bottlenecks or other production problems and to take corrective actions. During the project, user-centric development process guidelines for such simulation application development were also evaluated
Figure 2. Simulation-based DSS; GeSIM user interface example.
Production matters. VTT in global trends. Kai Häkkinen (ed.)