Assessment of smart manufacturing solutions based on extended value stream mapping

Niels L. Martin*, Antal Dér, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Manufacturing systems are getting more and more digitalized and connected. However, production planners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) struggle to decide, which “Smart Manufacturing Solution” is of value for a given manufacturing system. This paper suggests an extension to the established value stream mapping method (VSM) in order to assess smart manufacturing solutions. Therefore, existing extensions to the VSM are reviewed with a focus on information flows and the integration of necessary key performance indicators. After introducing and discussing the developed method, it is exemplarily applied in the manufacturing system of an SME.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-376
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2020 - Virtual Conference, Chicago, United States
Duration: 1 Jul 20203 Jul 2020
Conference number: 53


  • Industry 4.0
  • Information flows
  • Key performance indicator
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Value stream mapping


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