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Hertle C.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Hambach J.,TU Darmstadt | Meissner A.,TU Darmstadt | Rossmann S.,TU Darmstadt | And 2 more authors.
Productivity Management | Year: 2017

Shopfl oor management is a commonly used management as well as improvement tool in producing enterprises. Hereby the focus is on detecting deviations and problems to initiate systematic problem solving. Production digitalization promises a better use of data also in the context of shopfl oor management. The combination of the diff erent perspectives: Employee, application and technology meets the challenges of digital shopfl oor management. The assistance of the employee and his daily work should be the focus hereof. © 2017, G I T O Verlag. All rights reserved.


Abele E.,TU Darmstadt | Albrecht F.,TU Darmstadt | Schroder L.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement
ZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb | Year: 2011

In no industrial sector the establishment of changeable production processes has an equal importance than in medical device manufacturing, because production processes have to be validated and changes cause high efforts in terms of time and costs. This article presents how a method is developed to evaluate the changeability of a production. This method is based on value stream mapping. The evaluation of the changeability is the foundation to determine its optimal level and to derive and prioritize measures for the sustainable implementation of a changeable production. The described approach is being tested with several medical device manufacturers. The identified measures are structured to develop a standardized kit of measures for production system design, which can be applied industy-wide. © Carl Hanser Verlag, München.


Wiegel F.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Immler S.,Siemens AG | Knobloch D.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Abele E.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement
Productivity Management | Year: 2013

Mastering a more and more complex and dynamic market environment, industrial companies tend to implement flexible production and intralogistic processes. This paper introduces a new approach for designing flexible in-plant material flows by means of Milkrun. The approach establishes a simulationbased planning and optimization model for in-plant milkruns and was being tested in a real production environment. © GITO Verlag.


Abele E.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Wolff M.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Brungs F.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement | Kreis M.,Institute For Produktionsmanagement
Productivity Management | Year: 2011

Besides machining task, cost and quantity material flow requirements are increasingly important, when designing machining concepts. Those are for example lead time, stock level and flexibility in respect to lot sizes and variants. A single focus on the machining task is therefore often not satisfactory; an integration of the machine in the material flow of the value stream is the challenge. Therefore with the machining concept the intralogistic concept as well has to be taken into account. To cope with the increasing complexity a systematic for simulation based design of material flow oriented machine tool-intralogistic systems is developed in a research project. Using the systematic efficient, customer specific systems can be designed. Furthermore via simulation the designed system can be visualized for the customer before implementation. © GITO Verlag.

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