Twin Planning: Virtual and Real Factory Planning
Ein Beitrag von: Lai Xu, Giacomo Cabri, Marco Aiello, Massimo Mecella & Paul de Vrieze, EU-Project FIRST
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Wie kann die Planung eines digitalen Zwillings erfolgreich sein? Die Autoren sehen hier drei essentielle Faktoren, welche der Artikel näher erörtert. Zunächst müssen Fabrik Equipment und Software Applikationen kompatibel sein. Des Weiteren muss die IT-Infrastruktur die Zusammenführung von fabrikinternen Komponenten ermöglichen und schließlich muss die Business-Strategie nach der IT-Strategie ausgerichtet werden.
The manufacturing industry is entering on a new era in which information and communication technologies (ICT) and collaboration applications are integrated with traditional manufacturing practices and processes to increase exibility of production, mass customization, speed, quality and time to failure. To cope with the rapidity of change in today’s markets, frequent updates of the planning are needed. As such the planning needs to be adaptive, dynamic and resilient to failures. Building a virtual model of the factory and applying explicit planning to it can help in achieving a more effective planning in the actual factory.
Two main forces are driving major changes in modern factories. The first one being the high degree of globalization. Factories have an increasing need to efficiently collaborate with their suppliers and their customers, possibly all over the world. The second is the fact that the degree of automation and digitalization has reached unprecedented levels. Factory production equipment is not only producing data at high frequency, but it is also driven in an automated and integrated way. This calls for an accurate and comprehensive planning of modern factory production processes. Planning entails the precise enactment of all the processes, procedures or applications which concur to the overall production of goods. To cope with the rapidity of change in today’s markets frequent updates of the planning is needed. As such the planning needs to