Webinar: Automotive Manufacturing Simulation Guide



Innovation and continuous improvement are crucial in automotive.

OEMs and suppliers rely on simulation to continually test and implement processes that will help maximize productivity, reduce costs and respond to changing customer demand.

In this webinar, automotive simulation expert Brian Harrington explains why simulation tools like SIMUL8 are used throughout the entire life cycle of assembly facilities; from designing processes, to operational decisions and continuously improving performance.

Webinar highlights

  • Planning and designing efficient assembly processes (0:32)
  • Making effective operational manufacturing decisions (20:20)
  • Continuously optimizing performance metrics (34:14)


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About the webinar presenter


Brian Harrington is a Six Sigma Black Belt with 20 years operations research and simulation experience at Ford Motor Company. He designs and implements manufacturing process improvements which incorporate many conflicting objectives such as robust, flexible, and lean systems.

Now running his own discrete event simulation specialists firm MTN-SIM LLC, he continues to deliver high quality complex models for a wide range of manufacturing, healthcare, and business process improvements. He also acts as a technical ambassador for SIMUL8 Corporation assisting in teaching, mentoring, marketing, and consulting projects.

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Why is SIMUL8 used in the automotive industry?


Manufacturers and suppliers rely on SIMUL8's discrete event simulation software to maximize productivity, reduce costs and respond more effectively to customer demand.


Design efficient assembly processes

Design efficient assembly processes

Simulation enables design teams to test concepts to maximize throughput, discover bottlenecks and minimize the effects of downtime.



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Make effective operational decisions

Make effective operational decisions

Simulation is used to examine and optimize operational factors, including mixed model assembly, staffing requirements and resource utilization.


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Continuously optimize performance

Continuously optimize performance

Simulation is utilized to optimize key performance metrics including Jobs Per Hour, Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Return on Investment.



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At SIMUL8 we have worked with successful automotive clients for over 20 years.

Find out more about our work in automotive or contact our dedicated team to talk through your project and schedule a demo of SIMUL8’s features.


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Ford

We had our first results within a week.

SIMUL8 makes this process so engaging.

Sarunyou Naksrisuk, Ford