Electronics assembly can be delivered at competitive market prices only as long as the manufacturing process is continuously improved. With the help of Industry 4.0 and simulation tools, manufacturing companies are mastering a high degree of variance, continuously shrinking batch sizes and fluctuations in order volume that are increasingly difficult to predict. The word “simulation” is defined as the computer-based modeling of the operation of a real-world process or system over time.
With this definition in mind, it is easy to understand why simulation is ubiquitous in engineering and industrial organizations; imitating a real-world process or system that allows experts to study the process or system they are interested in within a controlled environment. How can we use manufacturing simulation to optimize electronics assembly manufacturing?