This past December, I was fortunate enough to be able to present some of the work I've been doing with extracting data from Value Stream Maps and turning it into simulation data. I started off using QUEST as the simulation tool for the data, and last March (2009) I got the green light to start working on implementing the Core Manufacturing Simulation Data (CMSD) format. The CMSD is meant to be a generic simulation data interchange format, sort of like STEP is for CAD.
So, here's the presentation I made at Winter Sim. If you want to talk about it, you can contact me here.