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Methodical Approach to Factory Planning Regarding a Lean Production System

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Uwe Dombrowski, Markus Palluck

Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Paper No. ESDA2008-59232, pp. 271-279; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/ESDA2008-59232
From:
  • ASME 2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 1: Advanced Energy Systems; Advanced and Digital Manufacturing; Advanced Materials; Aerospace
  • Haifa, Israel, July 7–9, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: International
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4835-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3827-7
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Factory planning has been developed from a unique and infrequently performed activity to a permanent management task with an immense complexity. Furthermore the meaning of human-social and organizational aspects becomes more crucial, because of the linkage of different processes (e.g. product development and oder processing). A new type of lean production system (LPS), that is currently implemented in many european enterprises, offers a holistic approach to arrange enterprise-specifically methods in order to design the production in a comprehensive and consistent way. Now, the challenge of factory planning is to configure the elements of the factory in a way, that they support the fulfilment of the purposes of the production system in the best possible way. Based on the described challenges for factory planning, this paper offers a methodology to identify and illustrate the influences of the elements of an LPS on the elements of a factory. These influences are structured in a matrix. Therefore the interdependencies between the requirement areas (methods/tools of an LPS) and the scopes for design (elements of a factory) are structured hierarchically by various levels.

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