Competence-Based Planning of Coupled Process Chains

Competence-Based Planning of Coupled Process Chains

Categories Beiträge in Büchern
Year 2013
Authors Denkena, B., Charlin F., Henning H.:
Published In Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems, 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Editor Américo Azevedo, Springer Verlag 2013, S. 1009-1021.

Planning of manufacturing process chains requires simultaneously the consideration of the necessary human and technological resources for producing parts. Thereby, today’s planning methodologies often only focus on the technical resources of production systems like machinery, tools, or material. A systematic integration of the worker0s competencies in terms of process chain planning is often neglected. This is a major drawback which is especially critical for production systems characterized by a high vertical range of manufacturing resources like multiple types of processes and machines or knowledge intensive Manual work steps. Besides assembly processes in specialized industries, forging process chains are an example for production systems of high complexity in terms of coupled processes which will be discussed in this paper. Therefore, a new method for competence-based planning of coupled process chains has been developed, merging a competence analysis with analytical technological process models and a Genetic Algorithm for optimization. Based on a set of pareto-preferable solutions, parameters for forging process chain dimensioning can be found and selected based on the planner0s experience. The developed method and software-prototype are depicted and optimization results are discussed based on a case study.

ISBN 978-3-319-00556-0
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-00557-7