Current production lines are often isolated and rigid processes, often creating obstacles where flexibility is preferred. This can occur even when simple adjustments are made or when minor unpredicted events occur. Such occurrences often result in increased lead times and decrease in throughput. Optimization of the capacity planning for machines can be a solution to the increasing demands on flexibility, including high product variance and ability to respond to unpredicted external factors. This can be done by flexible routing.

The aim of this project is to create production rerouting strategies that result in  

  • Reduction of impact of breakdowns and unpredicted events in production environment
  • Optimization of machine capacity
  • Reducing the effect of uncertainties in the production time, making the planning more realistic.

If you are looking at optimizing your capacity planning and want to improve your throughput, touch time and flexibility, contact Fraunhofer Project Center for a detailed conversation