Adaptive process planning

Adaptive process planning

Categories Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Year 2012
Authors Denkena, B., Lorenzen, L.E., Schmidt, J.:
Published In Production Engineering Research an Development (WGP), Vol. 6 (2012) Number 1, S. 55-67.

The success of companies with job shop production strongly on their production flexibility. This is often significantly influenced by the process planning and production control . Aiming at maximizing production flexibility, this paper presents an approach to further integration pf process planning and production control by combining and optimizing already existing planning methods. Essentially, in a rough planning stage, all process chains which are technological relevant to the manufacturing of a given product are taken into consideration. Applying a dynamic multi-criteria evaluation to all process chains ensures that the most appropriate, situation-specific process chain is chosen for production. This is done based on pre-established production targets, which facilitates a rexible response to incidents and other unplannend production events. The structure and functionalities of the presented approach are thoroughly explained in this paper and its feasibility is demonstrated with an example.