The chemical manufacturing industry is currently going through specific challenges which affect every stakeholder in the business. The industry’s challenges include the need to improve production efficiency, manage operational data as the industry adopts digital transformation, and a changing supply chain. If like most industrial chemical manufacturers, you have adopted digital transformation solutions or are interested in leveraging your factory’s data sets, simulation modeling provides the tools required to gain insight into your business process and data for better decision making.
Simio Software is a powerful tool that enables you to get optimized answers to the complex questions and scenarios that affect productivity within the four walls of your chemical manufacturing facilities. With Simio, you can answer ‘what-if’ questions concerning changes to facility operations, facility layouts, inventory management, production schedules, and the value-chain.
As a chemical manufacturer, the government requires you to constantly execute quality audits and maintain detailed product information data to ensure accountability. With Simulation modeling, the audit and product information data you capture from the factory floor can be leveraged to improve the next production cycle, enhance resource management initiatives, and optimize quality control strategies.
Simio Software allows you to integrate these important data sets into an intelligent object-based simulation model. You can then learn about the effects of specific constraints such as increased customer demand or the need to reduce manufacturing emission rates on your production line.
Understanding the effects of downtime, scheduling delays, and stockouts to the manufacturing process enable chemical manufacturers develop alternate plans to maintain high-efficiency levels despite operational setbacks. Simulation modeling provides the tools for analyzing the effects of defective workstations due to maintenance or stockouts caused by an unstable supply chain. The business insight gotten from ‘what-if’ scenarios are predictive insights that ensure optimal operations are maintained through production seasons.
Leverage the planning tools Simio Software offers to improve capacity and layout plans for new facilities or refurbished factories. With simulation modeling and scheduling analysis, stakeholders gain insight into the layout, production assets, and materials that guarantee optimal throughput.
Embracing digital transformation processes and Industry 4.0 ensures every data and metric coming from your factory floor is tracked and captured. The Digital Twin leverages your plant floor data to provide you with accurate virtual representations of the entire production process and other interrelated operations.
Creating a Digital Twin with Simio Software enables you see the big picture data through the data your IIoT and edge computing applications capture. The cyber-physical environment the digital twin provides means you can test, evaluate, and monitor manufacturing operations in near-real-time.