ASIM Conference 2013 – Simulation in Production and Logistics
All guests attended an interesting course of lectures effecting actual topics in the field of simulation; next to scientific innovations as well the successful application in every day’s business. While simulation is firmly established as a tool for planning in many companies, it can also provide important impulses for a continuously improvement during ramp-up and operation. Many new application areas and research topics presented themselves, from issues such as persistent modeling to the technical integration as a decision support tool.
The ASIM conference also underlined the further need of simulation and forecasting technologies. On the first day, one important issue was for example the digital factory and the impact for the suppliers and the potentials for other smaller enterprises in future one-of-a-kind production next to the supply chain management. Additional reasons for the need of simulation are also given as a result of increasing challenges from the need for flexibility and innovation in products and processes. Furthermore, the impacts from decisions, made during the life cycle of complex projects, are additionally hardly to estimate in the earlier phases. Simulation and forecasting technologies may help to take a decision in such flexible manufacturing systems. Finally, various talks dealt also with the integration aspects of simulation referring to equipment, organization and particularly to personnel in production and logistics systems.
It was an interesting, instructive, informative and profusely exhilarating event for Pathfinder. Exchanging views with and amongst all simulation experts was an essential part of the conference itself.
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