International Journal of Scientific Research Engineering &Technology (IJSRET)
Now-a-days, companies operate in a difficult environment: the dynamics of innovations increase and product life cycles become shorter. Therefore, companies need new methods for the planning of manufacturing systems. One promising approach in this context is digital factory/virtual production - the modeling and analysis of computer models of the planned factory with the objective to reduce time and costs. For the modeling and analysis various simulation methods and programs have been developed. They are a highly valuable support for planning and visualizing the manufacturing system.