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A Test Implementation of the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data Specification



Marcus Johansson, Swee K. Leong, Yung-Tsun T. Lee, Frank H. Riddick, Guodong Shao, Bjoern J. Johansson, Anders Skoogh, P Klingstam


This paper describes an effort of testing the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) information model as a neutral data interface for a discrete event simulation model developed using Enterprise Dynamics. The implementation is based upon a model of a paint shop at a Volvo Car Corporation plant in Sweden. The model is built for a Swedish research project (FACTS), which focuses on the work pro-cedure of developing new and modified production systems. FACTS has found standardized simulation data structures to be of high interest to achieve efficient data collection in conceptual stages of production development programs. For the CMSD-development team, implementations serve as an approach to validate the structures in CMSD and to gather requirements for future enhancements. CMSD was originally developed to support job shops, but the results of this implementation indicate a good possibility to extend CMSD to also support flow shops.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Dates
December 10-13, 2007
Conference Location
Washington, DC


data exchange, information model, interface standards, manufacturing simulation


Johansson, M. , Leong, S. , Lee, Y. , Riddick, F. , Shao, G. , Johansson, B. , Skoogh, A. and Klingstam, P. (2007), A Test Implementation of the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data Specification, Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed May 25, 2024)


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Created July 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017