Data analytics using simulation for smart manufacturing

Guodong Shao, Seung Jun Shin, Sanjay Jain

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Manufacturing organizations are able to accumulate large amounts of plant floor production and environmental data due to advances in data collection, communications technology, and use of standards. The challenge has shifted from collecting a sufficient amount of data to analyzing and making decisions based on the huge amount of data available. Data analytics (DA) can help understand and gain insights from the big data and in turn help advance towards the vision of smart manufacturing. Modeling and simulation have been used by manufacturers to analyze their operations and support decision making. This paper proposes multiple methods in which simulation can serve as a DA application or support other DA applications in manufacturing environment to address big data issues. An example case is discussed to demonstrate one use of simulation. In the presented case, a virtual representation of machining operations is used to generate the data required to evaluate manufacturing data analytics applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
EditorsAndreas Tolk, Levent Yilmaz, Saikou Y. Diallo, Ilya O. Ryzhov
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974863
StatePublished - 2015 Jan 23
Event2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014 - Savannah, United States
Duration: 2014 Dec 72014 Dec 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2014 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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