Predictive control of a synchronized individual production
Due to market competition, the synchronized individual production principle penetrates industrial companies with single- or small-series production promising more efficient and reliable production processes. The general principle and scheduling algorithms have been introduced in the past, however without implementing production control. Therefore, this paper introduces the control of a synchronized individual production aiming to act proactively. First, a literature review demonstrates the scientific relevance. Second, a predictive control concept is designed and its components are introduced. Compared with conventional job-shop control, the approach considers the characteristics of the synchronized individual principle and bridges the gap that inhibits its successful industrial application.