An integrated framework for design, management and operation of reconfigurable assembly systems

Manzini, M and Unglert, J and Gyulai, Dávid and Colledani, M and Jauregui-Becker, J M and Monostori, László (2018) An integrated framework for design, management and operation of reconfigurable assembly systems. OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 78. pp. 69-84. ISSN 0305-0483 10.1016/


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Abstract Manufacturing has to cope with the continuously increasing variety of products, change of volumes and shortening product life cycles. These trends also affect the automotive sector: the frequent introduction of new models, materials and assembly technologies put the suppliers of make-to-order parts under pressure. In this context, the design of assembly systems and their management are of paramount importance for the companies’ competitiveness. In this paper, we propose an approach for the design and reconfiguration of modular assembly systems through the integration of different computational tools addressing the design of the system, the optimization of the layout, the planning of reconfiguration actions as well as production planning. Integrating these computational tools and iterating through the resulting workflow and feedback allow to consider the outcomes and dependencies of alternative decision sequences holistically with the objective of an effective and efficient approach to production system design and management. The viability of the approach is demonstrated through the application to an automotive case study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DESIGN; reconfiguration; manufacturing; LAYOUT; Assembly; uncertain market;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence
SWORD Depositor: MTMT Injector
Depositing User: MTMT Injector
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 12:10
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 13:37

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