The portfolio of the simulation expert SimPlan AG, founded in 1992 and headquartered in Hanau, ranges from process simulation and virtual commissioning to the creation of digital twins for production and logistics processes. SimPlan is a cross-sector full-service provider of material flow simulation solutions, supporting customers in the automotive and supplier industries, plant suppliers and logistics service providers in particular with extensive expertise, experience and modern methods in the optimization of productive business processes. In this context, SimPlan also acts as a neutral distributor of simulation software, assisting its customers in the selection, training, introduction and associated maintenance services. The SimPlan Group also includes the subsidiaries SimPlan Integrations GmbH and SimPlan Systems GmbH, a number of branches in Germany and Austria as well as a sales office in China. Further information about SimPlan can be found on the Internet at www.simplan.de/en.
DUALIS GmbH IT Solution
DUALIS GmbH IT Solution was founded in 1990, and is now a subsidiary of iTAC Software AG. Dualis specializes in software development and delivery of services for production planning and factory optimization. The product range includes the detailed planning tool GANTTPLAN, the area planning software - AREAPLAN, and the 3D simulation platform from Visual Components.
DUALIS solutions are used in numerous large-scale industrial applications, medium-sized company operations, and in the general production and service sectors. The products are designed to be core technology for Industry 4.0 applications and services.
GANTTPLAN is DUALIS's proprietary Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system and together with Visual Components' 3D simulation platform, they are the company's "dual" pillars of technology. Visual Components is used for three-dimensional robot simulation, material flow and system planning for optimized process networks. While, GANTTPLAN gives production companies the ability to optimally schedule orders based on actual material availabilty and resource capacities with respect to delivery deadlines and cost factors. The resulting schedule is visualized graphically in a Gantt chart. The APS planning tool is available either as a stand-alone application or as an integrated component in an external software solution. In both cases, GANTTPLAN is the centralized planning interface with direct connection to ERP and MES systems.
DUALIS solutions are designed to be core technology for Industry 4.0 applications and services. As such, future releases of GANTTPLAN will enable the application of Artificial Intelligence for dynamic worker assignment in production planning. DUALIS Industry 4.0-compliant solutions enable companies to drive smart factories efficiently, with high levels of confidence in planning, operations and investment decisions, and with constant cost optimization.