Risk-free decision support for the rapidly changing manufacturing environment

Here’s a new twist: 3D simulation software so easy to use, anyone can learn it; so ­exible and powerful, any one can pro‑t from using it.

Save costs and increase ef­ciency with FlexSim’s state-of-the-art 3D simulation technology.

What Is Manufacturing Simulation?

Simulation is computer-based modeling of a real system or process. Sta­ng requirements, processing equipment,
material handling equipment, work-in-process, storage space, ‑oor plan design, and various policies and procedures
can be created or altered in the model to evaluate their impact on the e­ciency and eectiveness of the process.
Users may test any and all options, not just for their impact on the system, but to and the best combination of
operational characteristics to optimize performance and reduce costs.

What Is FlexSim 3D Simulation Software?

FlexSim is 3D simulation software designed for modeling processes. Processes include manufacturing, packaging,
warehousing, material handling, supply-chain, and many others. Flexsim is equipped with a powerful array of tools that run the gamut from a ‘true-to-scale’ 3D display to a comprehensive collection of statistical reports that can
immediately shed light on any aspect of performance in the process. FlexSim makes it easy for decision makers to
visualize – risk free – the results of proposed changes to optimize the ­ow of products, sta‑ng, resource utilization, fl­oor plan design, and almost any other aspect of the system. FlexSim is your crystal ball to optimize your system before you implement changes in real life saving money and time.

Powerful Risk-Free
Decision Support

FlexSim 3D simulation software gives you evidence-based support to make informed decisions condently. It provides the evidence in two ways: through accurate 3D animation and through statistical reporting. FlexSim features a dashboard display to view system, staff, and operating metrics during the simulation run. The experimenter makes it possible to run “what-if” scenarios to compare different options side by side.

Simple, Four-Step Modeling

FlexSim uses a four-step method to model any given process system. First, the process’s CAD-based physical layout is imported (AutoCad DFX or DWG format), and relevant processing objects are added to represent the process.
Second, the ­ow of the items that are going to be processed is dened using click-and-drag connections – easy as dening the ­ow in a ­ow chart. Third, the user will detail the objects with processing parameters such as process time, routing logic, conveyor speeds, staff requirements, material handling options, and visualization options. Fourth, the relevant evaluative metrics you want to view in the dashboard are dened using easy-to-use pick list options and wizards. Then run your model. Watch your process come to life in virtual 3D.

Comprehensive and Accurate Statistics for Better Decision Support

Because FlexSim is specically designed to model complex processes, performance and output statistics are selected to accurately re‑ect those metrics most useful in production systems planning. Users can capture data regarding any number of performance measures, such as machine utilization, transport time, machine state statistics, staff utilization, waiting time, WIP levels, machine breakdown and repair time metrics, space allocation, and much more. Even the impact of unplanned system interruptions can be evaluated. Every aspect of the system can be monitored through accurate and timely performance statistics that the software automatically provides.

What Can I Model with FlexSim 3D Simulation Software?

FlexSim 3D Simulation Software can easily model any process. The following is a partial list of the processes and systems that can be modeled using FlexSim:

  • Manufacturing processes and systems
  • Material Handing
  • Packaging lines
  • Warehousing processes
  • Supply chain operations
  • Mining
  • Foundry operations
  • High-speed bottling
  • Nutraceutical production systems
  • Call centers
  • Food processing and packaging
  • Gas and oil production
  • ASRS systems
  • Sort centers
  • Logistics
  • Semiconductor and wafer manufacturing