Siemens Industry (www.siemens.com) has launched Plantville (www.plantville.com), an online gaming platform that simulates the experience of being a plant manager. Players are faced with the challenge of maintaining the operation of their plant while trying to improve the productivity, efficiency, sustainability and overall health of their facility.
Players can select which of three virtual plants they would like to manage first—a bottling plant, a vitamin plant, or a plant that builds trains. They must identify the challenges facing their plant, and implement solutions to improve the plant's key performance indicators (KPIs). Gamers will compete with one another at various levels.