Remote Facility Monitoring with Digital Twin Technology

The lights out factory, industrial automation, the Industrial internet of things, and digital twin technology highlight the effort mankind has made to reduce to simplify facility monitoring and management challenges. These efforts have led to industry 4.0 and today, there’s no better time than now to explore the reach of emerging technology in delivering employee …

Speaker Announcements for Simio Sync Digital Transformation

Simio Sync 2020 is a meeting of like-minded professionals within the digital transformation space and as the event date gets closer, periodic announcements introducing speakers at the event will be provided. Today, we are pleased to announce the addition of expert speakers to the event line-up. These speakers bring decades of experience in diverse industries …

Best Answers to Commonly Asked Risk Analysis Questions

Many managers don’t understand what exactly risk analysis is.  We put together some of the most common questions with responses for you. What does the risk percentage mean? The risk percentage approximates the on-time probability for an order with appropriate consideration of the number of replications or “experiments.”  It tells the user how confident they …

Effective Factory Scheduling with a Simio Digital Twin

Introduction In today’s world, companies compete not only on price and quality, but on their ability to reliably deliver product on time.   A good production schedule, therefore, influences a company’s throughput, sales and customer satisfaction.  Although companies have invested millions in information technology for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), the investment …

Forward Scheduling: What is it and how does it differ from backwards scheduling?

Simio is a forward scheduling simulation engine.  We do not support backwards scheduling.  We have found the backwards scheduling approach fails to represent reality, thus generating an infeasible plan that is unhelpful to planners.  Many of our customers have learned this lesson the hard way.  The underlying principle of forward scheduling is feasibility first.  A …

Integrating Digital Transformation to Enhance Overall Equipment and Facility Efficiency

The digital transformation of traditional business process and the assets that run them have become one of the raves of the moment. A Forbes-backed research highlights just how popular the topic of digital transformation and the tools needed to accomplish it has become. Statistics like the fact that 55% of business intended to adopt digitization …

Industry 4.0 Revolution: Understanding the Digital Twin and Its Benefits

The world is moving toward an era of more efficient business operations driving by automation. This was one of the key messages of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems CEO, Paul Browning, at the just concluded 2019 CERAWeek held in Houston. Paul Browning, who was the keynote speaker on the ‘digital transformation agenda’, spoke about Mitsubishi’s use …

Digital Twin Technology: 5 Challenges Businesses Face By Overlooking It

A Disruptive technology is a product, concept or service that has the ability to redefine the traditional way of doing things.  Today, the digital twin concept is being hailed as a disruptive technology with the capacity to change how we design, solve complex problems and collaborate. In fact, a Gartner Report predicted that by 2021 …

Simio now has the GSA Advantage!®

We are pleased to announce that Simio has been awarded the coveted U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) IT-70 contract for Government Services. Simio’s object-oriented Simulation and Production Scheduling software is ideally suited for all aspects of state and local government use. Now, government agencies can more easily purchase Simio products and services for design, emulation …