Multi-product EVSM Simulation

Malte Schönemann*, Denis Kurle, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Value stream mapping (VSM) has been a widely used method aiming at the elimination of inefficiencies in manufacturing systems. During the last few years VSM was extended towards the consideration of energy demands of processes and supporting services (EVSM), material use, multi-product perspective, as well as the impact of different product characteristics. However, since VSM is a static method, it is not possible to completely analyze the dynamic interrelations between jobs. This paper proposes a simulation tool which allows the analysis of multiple value streams for different products regarding lead times, as well as non-value adding times and energy demands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event48th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2015: Key Enabling Technologies for the Factories of the Future - Naples, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
Conference number: 48


  • Energy efficiency
  • Multi-product
  • Simulation
  • Value stream mapping

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