Adaptive Production Management

Adaptive Production Management
Summary

The production and ramp-up of complex and highly customized products are exceptionally challenging for planning and control, especially in small lot sizes. Daily challenges like late requests for change, immature high technology products and processes create significant risks. The occurring risks are bigger than production of big series such as automotive. Thus, new ICT-based approaches are required.

The aim is to develop mitigation strategies to respond faster to unexpected events. Therefore the knowledge base has to be enriched for real-time decision support, to detect early warning and to accelerate learning. Our approach is based on a new generation of service orientated enterprise information platforms, a service orientated bus integrating service-based architecture and knowledge-based multi-agent systems (MAS). A holonic MAS combined with a service architecture will improve performance and scalability beyond the state of the art. The solution integrates multiple layers of sensors, legacy systems and agent-based tools for beneficial services like learning, quality, risk and cost management. Additionally the ecological footprints will be reduced.

The ARUM solution will run in two modes: predictive and real time simulation. The predictive mode supports the planning phase whereas the real-time operations mode supports dynamic, time-, cost- and risk-oriented re-planning of operations. The provision of information for engineering to alter in case of immaturity or late requests for changes is supported equally. ARUM is strongly end-user driven and the results will be tested on three industrial use cases with a focus on aircraft, aircraft interiors and ship manufacturing. The solution will be validated in a real industrial environment by industrial partners and benchmarked against today's ICT solutions. In collaboration with universities a test-bed will be established for design and testing of ARUM systems and tools and will be opened for dissemination and demonstration.

More information
Web resources: http://arum-project.eu/
https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn//factsheet/en
Duration: 37 months
Start date: 01-09-2012
End date: 30-09-2015
Number of participants: 14
Total budget - Public funding: 11 595 249,00 Euro - 8 489 679,00 Euro
Call topic: Smart Factories: Energy-aware, agile manufacturing and customisation (FoF.ICT.2011.7.1)
Instrument: Large-scale integrating project
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