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    Enabling the Smart Factory - A Digital Platform Concept for Standardized Data Integration
    ( 2021)
    Donelly, Julia
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    John, Andreas
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    Mirlach, Jonas
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    Osberghaus, Kilian
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    Rother, Silvia
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    Schmidt, Christian
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    Voucko-Glockner, Hannes
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    The digital transformation of industrial manufacturing companies is still seen as a challenge on the path to the smart factory and efficient and transparent production. Companies have already been dealing with concepts such as Industry 4.0 and the associated tasks of digitization and process automation for years. More recently, data-driven methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence, have increased the demands on data integration in industrial applications and the need for seamless and automated communication within information systems. This facilitates the creation of entirely new business models or the adaption of new approaches such as predictive analytics (e.g. for predictive maintenance) or data mining methods (e.g. for anomaly detection) to increase productivity. A multitude of partly proprietary standards for communication between machines and systems, and interface definitions complicates the integration of systems and data. To minimize the challenges of system and data integration, we have developed a digital platform concept as a solution to standardized data integration issues. In a first step, through literature research and expert interviews, we identified current industrial trends and key relevant standards and processes. In a second step, we developed a concept for a digital platform - a Service Hub - through which the identified standards and integration processes can be marketed. The Service Hub supports companies in their digital transformation and offers providers of various integration solutions an opportunity for individualized marketing of frequently used (integration) processes.
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    A Concept for an IT-Supported Integrated Earnings and Risk Management to Strengthen the Resilience of Companies in Times of Crisis
    ( 2021)
    Buhl, Hans-Ulrich
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    Ritter, Christian
    In this article, a multi-purpose performance measurement system is developed enabling companies from all industries to manage their business activities with uniform enterprise-wide earnings and risk measures as a value-oriented corporate management geared towards sustainability and resilience. In particular, the developed KPI system consistently supports continuous performance measurement and risk monitoring as well as ex ante decision support as core tasks of an IT-supported integrated earnings and risk management. Its application, especially in good times, strengthens the resilience of companies in times of crisis.
  • Mainwork
    Engineering the Transformation of the Enterprise
    (Springer Nature, 2021)
    Aier, Stephan
  • Publication
    Becoming a Data-Driven Company
    ( 2021) ;
    Dun, Christopher van
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    Huber, Rocco
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    Jöhnk, Jan
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    Birkel, Markus

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  • Publication
    Electronic Fuse
    ( 2002)
    Licht, U.
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    Prozeßketten: ein Modell für die Logistik
    ( 1996)
    Kuhn, A.
    Die Logistik muß Material- und Informationsflüsse beherrschen. Dazu steuert sie den Fluß von Objekten (z.B. Produkte, Paletten oder Aufträge) durch die Einzelprozesse der Prozeßketten. Alle diese Prozesse nehmen spezifische Veränderungen an den Objekten vor: bearbeiten, transportieren, puffern, prüfen. Zwischen diesen Prozessen werden Informationen (Daten) und Material ausgetauscht. Die Funktionalität dieser Austauschprozesse in der Prozeßkette bestimmt die Qualität der Logistik nachhaltig. Jeder Prozeß hat also sowohl als Kunde als auch als Lieferant eine Fülle von Austauschprozessen zu beherrschen, die man als Geschäftsprozeß bezeichnet. Ein Logistik-Modell, welches die Qualität von Prozeßketten bewertet und Verbesserungspotentiale aufdecken will, muß diese Kunden-Lieferanten-Beziehungen beschreiben. Ein Modell, dessen Strukturen sich in immer feineren Ausprägungen wiederholen, nennt man selbstähnlich. Die Strukturelemente der Prozesse, die sich auf immer kleineren Skalen wiederholen , sind: - Quellen, - Senken, - "interne" Prozeßketten (Prozesse), - Lenkungshierchie, - Ressourcen. Diese Strukturelemente kann man verändern, wenn es darum geht, die Logistikqualität eines Prozesses anzupassen.
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    Konzeption eines System Dynamics Modells zur strategischen Planung von Closed-Loop Supply Chains - dargestellt am Beispiel der Ersatzteilversorgung
    ( 2005)
    Spengler, T.
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    Schröter, M.
    Aufgrund neuer rechtlicher Regelungen zur Produktverantwortung kommt der frühzeitigen Entwicklung produktspezifischer Rücknahme- und Recyclingstrategien für betroffene Unternehmen zunehmend eine große Bedeutung zu. Zur Umsetzung hochwertiger Recyclingkreisläufe auf Produkt- und Komponentenebene sind vermehrt Closed-Loop Supply Chains, welche um Demontage- und Recyclingunternehmen erweiterte Supply Chains darstellen, zu gestalten. Im Mittelpunkt des vorliegenden Beitrags steht die strategische Closed-Loop Supply Chains zur Wiederverwertung von Produktkomponenten zur Sicherstellung der Ersatzteilversorgung in der Nachserie. Zur Entscheidungsunterstützung wird ein generisches System Dynamics Modell entwickelt und im Rahmen einer Fallstudie angewendet, mit dem es möglich ist, alternative Strategien und mögliche Szenarien zur Gestaltung einer entsprechenden Closed-Loop Supply Chain zu simulieren und betriebswirtschaftlich zu nutzen.
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    Approximations made evaluating the residual electrical dc resistivity of disordered alloys
    ( 1994)
    Banhart, J.
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    Ebert, H.
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    Voitländer, J.
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    Weinberger, P.
    The residual electrical dc resistivity of the transition-metal-alloy system Cu-Pt is evaluated by making use of the relativistic version of the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker-coherent potential approximation and the one-electron Kubo-Greenwood formula for disordered systems. Starting from the results of a previous calculation the influence of truncation of the angular momentum expansion, the effects of self-consistency of the alloy potential, the importance of vertex corrections, and the difference between the nonrelativistic and the relativistic current operator are examined.