Simulation Software for Manufacturing Process Improvement

Today, manufacturers are faced with intense global competition, conflicting objectives and rapid technological changes when delivering products to market.

SIMUL8 simulation software empowers manufacturers to tackle these challenges and improve ROI through identifying effective plant layouts, removing waste and variation, improving production processes, and increasing throughput.

Used by manufacturers around the globe for process improvement

SIMUL8 simulation software is used by over half of the the world's top 100 manufacturing organizations, including Toyota, Samsung Electronics, Ford, The Coca-Cola Company, ArcelorMittal, GlaxoSmithKline and Airbus.

Samsung Electronics
General Electic

Procter & Gamble
United Technologies

Examples of manufacturing process improvement using simulation

SIMUL8 provides manufacturers with the answers needed implement change and drive continuous improvement.


Chrysler case study

Using simulation, automotive manufacturer Chrysler increased revenue by $1,000,000 per day at its Brampton plant without increasing costs and met increased demand for new models.

"SIMUL8 is fast and easy to learn. It's also quick to do a study which makes it an ideal tool for getting results fast."

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FMC Technologies case study

To meet increased demand, FMC Technologies developed simulations to increase throughput by 50%, identify production bottlenecks and forecast future production.

"If we hadn’t used SIMUL8 and were unable to measure capacity; that would mean not being able to deliver on time and therefore be an erosion of profit."

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Why is SIMUL8 used in manufacturing?

Make fast decisions with the power of SIMUL8 Professional

Rapid modeling and results engine

Build manufacturing simulations in a matter of days and get rapid, detailed and insightful results.

Our industry-leading results engine is proven to be 10 times faster than our nearest competitor.

Unrivalled features and functionality

Working closely leading manufacturers for over 20 years, SIMUL8 includes a wealth of powerful but easy-to-use features.

From checkbox set up of breakdowns, schedules and conveyors, to rich data and analysis to improve your processes.

Flexible to your needs

SIMUL8 is powerful enough to model any process, no matter the size or complexity.

Visual Logic scripting tools and reusable libraries give you added flexibility to customize any aspect of SIMUL8 to your exact needs.

SIMUL8 Professional is the simulation software of choice for manufacturers - enabling agile, accurate and profitable process improvement decisions.

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Manufacturing simulation resources

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Support manufacturing process improvement with simulation

Simulation is a powerful tool for driving continuous manufacturing process improvement across a range of philosophies, approaches and industries:

Lean manufacturing

Experiment with lean techniques and build project buy-in by comparing different solutions, developing long-term strategies, road-testing KPIs and assessing ROI with simulation.

Six Sigma process improvement

Identify where defects occur in a process using simulation, systematically eliminate them and through continuous process improvement, achieve as close to zero defects as possible.

Line balancing

Create a well-balanced line that hits target throughput consistently with simulation by identifying system bottlenecks, optimum production schedules, and evaluating design and scheduling decisions.

Automotive manufacturing

Over 70% of the world's top automotive OEMs use SIMUL8 to rapidly build and run day-to-day what-if scenarios for continuous improvement of production lines.

See SIMUL8 in Action

Take a closer look at the benefits of simulation and get a detailed tour of SIMUL8's top features.