Shrinking product lifecycles and customer demand for mass customization are pushing line builders to shift from mass production to flexible production. Escalating competitive forces and skills shortages accentuate the need for the comprehensive modernization of production facilities in today's manufacturing industries. In the next five years, 86% will invest in factory automation solutions to drive business competitiveness.

As such, companies striving to maintain a competitive edge must integrate virtual twin technology into manufacturing processes. As a digital replica of production lines – Dassault Systèmes' virtual twins offer a sandbox for experimentation and optimization – to improve first-time-right rates and minimize commissioning delays significantly.

Flexible Production Lines: Frequently Asked Questions

Flexibility, Modularity and Efficiency: The Next Frontier for Line Builders

1. Development

Accelerate the line development phase by:

  • Creating virtual twins of lines with AMRs
  • Sizing the number of AMRs needed in lines
  • Virtually testing different scenarios before the physical build
  • Identifying potential bottlenecks and optimizing AMR routes

2. Integration

Simulate AMR behaviors in the plant before implementation to:

  • Test multiple scenarios for different production requirements
  • Improve commissioning time
  • Reduce total installation time

3. Management

Manage and monitor the status of the line and AMR fleet in real time to:

  • Reduce downtime and unexpected shutdowns
  • Improve resource utilization and increase productivity



4. After-Sales

Enhance after-sales service with the field service twin for:

  • Improved maintainability to ensure the sustainability of service operations
  • Performance and health monitoring leading to on-condition maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance to deploy proactive actions

The Power of the Virtual Twin Experience

Powered by the cutting-edge 3DEXPERIENCE platform, virtual twins empower line builders with unparalleled efficiency – to develop flexible and modular lines – and reduce commissioning time and costs by up to 70%.

The ability to optimally monitor operational data for predictive maintenance enables manufacturers to operate at peak efficiency while minimizing production downtime. These advantages have allowed industry leaders to transform their operations to break competitive frontiers.

Ben Hempstead > Industrial Equipment > Dassault Systèmes®

Ben Hempstead

Mechanical Engineering Lead and Chief of Staff

"Are we able to meet our customers' needs and provide the information they need seamlessly? Can we run the business better and more productively? Can our engineers collaborate and work effectively and efficiently? On all three counts, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is helping us achieve those goals."

Marc Levesque > Industrial Equipment > Dassault Systèmes®

Marc Levesque

Director of Corporate Marketing

"Dassault Systèmes' solutions have helped us design equipment to simulate the assembly in a virtual setting and anticipate problems we could run into when selling the equipment and programming the robots. It really gives us a leg up before we put the steel to the floor."

What Leading Line Builders Have Achieved

  • 50% shorter development lead time
  • 50% faster commissioning time
  • 25% faster time to market
  • 20% reduction in service execution time

Dassault Systèmes' Executive Brief: Flexible Production For Line Builders contains the full strategy to help you develop, integrate, manage and maintain futureproof production lines with AMRs.

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