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Reutlingen, Germany

Herrmann K.,Mercedes Benz | Schneider S.,European Business School ESB | Bertagnolli F.,Mercedes Benz | Hofer S.,European Business School ESB | Dangelmaier W.,University of Paderborn
ZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb | Year: 2011

Objective Decision Support in Production Planning Phases: OMNI LEAN - A Quantitative Method to Evaluate Waste. The transformation towards an absolute buyers market is requesting from producing companies, to face shortening product life cycles and expanding product varieties. As a result, those companies have to increase their production excellence, which is significantly shaped during the planning phase. However, there are no objective evaluation methods, which guarantee a comprehensive consideration of waste during the planning horizon and therefore no effective decision support systems to realize an excellent production. The concept, which is primarily being developed for automated production lines, represents the basis for a holistic evaluation, considering waste, flexibility and variability. The method includes their interactions and reveals potential adjusting levers for an optimization. © Carl Hanser Verlag, München. Source

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