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Method for analysis and dynamism of factory structure in automotive manufacturing

: Löffler, Carina; Westkämper, Engelbert; Unger, Karl


Ganjeizadeh, F.:
Conference papers of flexible automation and intelligent manufacturing : The 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) 2010, organized at California State University, East Bay, California, USA
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011 (Robotics and computer-integrated manufacturing 27.2011, Nr.4)
ISSN: 0736-5845
International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) <20, 2010, East Bay/Calif.>
Conference Paper, Journal Article
Fraunhofer IPA ()
Synchronisation; Produktionssystem; Strukturplanung; Fabrikstruktur; Fahrzeugbau; Automobilindustrie; Strukturanalyse; Produktentwicklung; Fertigung

A turbulent environment characterized by unsteady economic cycles, customized products, a growing bandwidth of products, an exploding number of variants and shorter product lifecycles force manufacturers to permanent adaptation of their factories. Flexible and changeable structures will be required to enlable factories dealing with the technological challenges and economic pressure of the future competitively. In order to achieve changeability objectives in manufacturing, a detailed analysis of existing structures and its representative attributes is essential. It is the basis for systematic structure planning of factories. In this paper a method for analyzing the capacitive and technological structure of a factory embedded in a network of manufacturing and its network of suppliers is presented. The synchronization of product and production development under the infIuence of change is intended. Therefore, the structural views of product and production are specifically in focus of the method. Based on the results of the analysis models an approach of a tool for giving product and production structure dynamism is suggested to investigate the effects and dependencies of change drivers in manufacturing.