Electronics assembly manufacturing can be delivered at competitive market prices only as long as the manufacturing process is continuously improved.
With the help of Industry 4.0 and simulation tools, manufacturing companies are mastering a high degree of variance, continuously shrinking batch sizes and fluctuations in order volume that are increasingly difficult to predict. Manufacturing simulation is key to organizations improving.
This paper describes the design and implementation of several manufacturing simulation use cases at an electronics assembly factory and describes how other factories can use simulation to optimize throughput and cost to make steps forward in their digitalization journey.
This paper is authored by Jay Gorajia, Siemens Digital Industries Software; Long Ting Chen and Stefan Krug, Siemens Numerical Controls Ltd.