We propose the development of an interactive visualization and analysis tool, Vsimgen, for production planning and control (PPC) strategies to be analyzed with simulation generator software (simgen). This generic and scalable discrete simulation model is commonly used to deal with optimization problems in PPC, such as MRP II (manufacturing resource planning). The concept is to provide an easy to use visual interface that hides complex details and can execute multiple steps of discrete simulations for PPC using various user interactive and visualization options for data selection and preprocessing, parameterization, and experimental design. We also emphasize collaboration by users from various domains of industrial production. With collaboration, effective PPC strategies can be executed that consider various production details provided by domain experts, managing different production-related tasks, and yielding better insight into the various production-related problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2022, Volume 1
EditorsKohei Arai
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9783031184604
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event7th Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2022 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 20 Oct 202221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume559 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference7th Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2022


  • Discrete simulation
  • Immersive visualization
  • Interactive visualization
  • Network analysis
  • Network representation and visualization
  • Production planning and control


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