Simulation-based tool for evaluation of production plan feasibility in aerospace industry

Development of a universal simulation model for a reasonable evaluation of pruduction performance

United Rocket and Space Corporation

Development of simulation-base tool for:
• comparison of plant configuration options,
• evaluation of production plan feasibility with existing or prospective production facilities,
• determining key equipment units that need to be modernized first.

Industry sector: Manufacturing
Client: United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC)

Project objective

  • Reasonable evaluation of the effectiveness of production plant configuration options
  • Analysis of production plan feasibility using current/ planned production facilities
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of investment in technical upgrading and modernization of the client’s production plants.


Our scope of work

  • The simulation model concept development for pilot production plant
  • Development and testing of a model on the AnyLogic 7 platform
  • Verification and validation of the simulation model in cooperation with client’s team
  • Technical and methodological support of the client’s team at the stage of scenario analysis

Simulation model inputs

  • Production plan
  • Schedules of production centers, durations and frequency rate of technological operations
  • Schedule of equipment commissioning and decommissioning
  • Configuration of the production plant

Simulation model structure elements

  • Input data file of scenario in MS Excel format
  • Simulation model with interactive presentation
  • Data aggregation module that allows to generate MS Excel files with the simulation results

Simulation model outputs

  • Schedule of end-product output
  • Percentage of products produced on time
  • Distribution of delay and ahead of schedule
  • Stock movement of component products
  • Stock movement of work in progress
  • Duration of production cycles
  • Financial indicators (operating costs, gross profit margin, etc.)

Project result

Simulation model that allows to analyze operation and financial indicators of the production plan with different sets of resources, configuration, and external conditions.

Discrete-production simulation models are widely used to support decision-making

Simulation models of discrete manufacturing allow making decisions on operational improvements, forecasting an enterprise operation in accordance with changes in order structure and planning fixed assets investments on a reasonable basis