Analyzing different material supply strategies in matrix-structured manufacturing systems

M.-A. Filz, J. Gerberding, C. Herrmann, S. Thiede

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The matrix-structured manufacturing system represents an alternative manufacturing concept that strives for both a volume and variant flexible production while still being efficient. The manufacturing system is a modular and cycle-independent production principle in which all existing workstations are linked together. By using intelligent decentralized control logic, the assignment of workpieces to workstations is enabled. Due to the functional principle of a matrix-structured manufacturing system, the material requirements at the individual workstations are not known in advance. The behavior of different material supply strategies can be investigated with the help of an agent-based simulation. In this context, the objective of this paper is to model and analyze selected material supply strategies with regard to selected key figures in an agent-based simulation environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1009
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2019 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 52

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