Cross-process production control by camera-based quality management inside a logistic assistance system
A holistic integration of quality measurement into process control has a huge potential especially for SMEs in the areas of production and logistics. Since poor results of quality measurements can influence the whole order-to-delivery process the quality data should be included as soon as possible in the decision process as part of a supelior order control. This paper presents results of the Supply Chain Execution project that developed a low-cost camera-based quality measurement system and integrated it into a Logistic Assistant System that allows for simulation-based process control considering data from the whole supply chain. This lean low-cost approach, which does not depend on sophisticated IT-infrastructures and management systems, yields results that are especially interesting for SMEs.