Virtual Quality Gates in Manufacturing Systems: Framework, Implementation and Potential

Marc-André Filz*, Sebastian Gellrich, Artem Turetskyy, Jacob Wessel, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Manufacturing companies are exposed to increased complexity and competition. To stay competitive, companies need to minimize the total cost of quality while ensuring high transparency about process–product relationships within the manufacturing system. In this context, the development of technologies such as advanced analytics and cyber physical production systems offer a promising
approach. This paper discusses and defines essential elements of virtual quality gates in the context of manufacturing systems. To support the planning and implementation of virtual quality gates, a morphological box is developed which can be used to identify and derive an individual approach for a virtual quality gate based on the specific characteristics and requirements of the respectivemanufacturing system. Moreover, the framework is exemplified by three case studies from various industries and resulting potential are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106
JournalJournal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020


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