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Towards a Virtual Factory Prototype



Sanjay Jain, David Lechevalier, Jungyub Woo, Seungjun Shin


A virtual factory should represent most of the features and operations of the corresponding real factory. Some of the key features of the virtual factory include the ability to assess performance at multiple resolutions and generate analytics data similar to that possible in a real factory. One should be able to look at the overall factory performance and be able to drill down to a machine and analyze its performance. It will require a large amount of effort and expertise to build such a virtual factory. This paper describes an effort to build a multiple resolution model of a manufacturing cell. The model provides the ability to study the performance at the cell level or at the machine level. The benefits and limitations of the presented approach and future research directions are also described.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of 2015 Winter Simulation Conference
Conference Dates
December 6-9, 2015
Conference Location
Huntington Beach, CA, US
Conference Title
Winter Simulation Conference


simulation, multiple resolution modeling, discrete event simulation, agent-based modeling, integration


Jain, S. , Lechevalier, D. , Woo, J. and Shin, S. (2015), Towards a Virtual Factory Prototype, Proceedings of 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, US, [online], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created December 5, 2015, Updated April 4, 2022