Simulation technology has been demonstrated to be an effective tool for reducing costs, improving quality, and shortening the time-to-market for manufactured goods in the manufacturing industry. But, there are a number of technical and economic barriers that hinder the use of this technology in the manufacturing industry. The cost of developing, implementing and using simulation technology is high. The costs of integrating simulation systems with other manufacturing applications are even higher. There is always a need to transfer, exchange and share data between simulation and other manufacturing applications. Custom-built proprietary interfaces are too costly and are making it prohibitive for users to use simulation technology. With the development of reusable, neutral standard interfaces, it would make it easier and could help reduce the costs to integrate simulation and other manufacturing applications. NIST researchers in collaboration with industrial partners have been working on a standards development effort titled Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) Product Development Group (PDG) under the guidelines, policies and procedures of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). This paper presents the purpose of CMSD effort, provides an overview of the CMSD information model, and describes an approach on how CMSD information model is used to support implementation of manufacturing simulation.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Systems Interoperability Standards Organization 2006 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop
Conference Dates: September 12-15, 2006
Conference Location: Orlando, FL
Pub Type: Conferences
data exchange, information model, interface standards, manufacturing simulation