Interoperability between manufacturing software applications and simulation is currently extremely limited, and it has been recognized that there is a great need for methods to improve interoperability. The Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) Information Model (CMSDIM) was developed to provide neutral structures for the efficient exchange of manufacturing data in a simulation environment. The neutral interfaces will be used to support the integration of simulation software and other manufacturing applications such as shop floor control and management systems, production scheduling systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and manufacturing execution systems. This paper presents the concepts of the CMSDIM and a real world pilot implementation of the CMSDIM in a simulated automotive production environment. To demonstrate the implementation, a simulation of an automotive production facility has been developed based on input data structured according to the CMSDIM specification. Extensions to the CMSDIM were created to support some custom data exchange requirement that were needed to complete the integration.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Systems Interoperability Standards Organization 2007 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop
Conference Dates: September 10-14, 2007
Conference Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Pub Type: Conferences
data exchange, information model, interface standards, manufacturing simulation