Introduction to Factory Simulation

  • Introduction to Factory Simulation
    June 19, 2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Factory Simulation provides a way to “prototype” production processes (machine lines, production lines, WIP stations…etc). Simulation can be used as a tool to find problem areas (bottlenecks, constraints) and correct them before they become costly and devastating in the real rollout. Learn how this technology can work for you.

Improving efficiencies and optimizing processes are key challenges that manufacturers must overcome to survive in our increasingly competitive environment. You may be contemplating changes to a manufacturing line to make it as cost-effective as possible. But how can you evaluate “what if” scenarios? Factory simulation allows you to try many different configurations to help determine the best solution for your situation. Eliminate bottle necks, optimize productions schedules, and maximize your resources, then view the results in real time.

If you are a Plant Manager, Shop Foreman, or anyone involved in manufacturing process planning, then you need to attend.

Attend this session to learn how you can:

  • understand the principles of factory simulation
  • become familiar with various software packages for factory simulation
  • be able to build small simple models

Presented by Edward Williams of PMC. Edward holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. Since 2002, he has worked with PMC in Dearborn, Michigan, as a senior simulation analyst. At the University of Michigan, he teaches undergraduate and graduate simulation classes using GPSS/H®, SLAM II®, SIMAN®, ProModel®, SIMUL8®, Simio®, and Arena®.

Edward will be available for the afternoon to discuss your specific factory simulation requirements.

Seating is limited, so register early! ITC thanks the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program for supporting this event. NRC-IRAP Logo



Venue Phone: 204-480-3333

Venue Website:

200-78 Innovation Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 6C2

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