Research
Finished Projects

Previous Research Projects of the Institute of Production Systems and Logistics

  • iAero – Development of a Self-Learning, Automatic Parameterization of the Aerodynamic Orientation
    In the light of rapidly changing markets constantly increasing requirements are imposed on production- and assembly processes regarding flexibility and variant diversity. In recent years strong efforts have been made to improve flexibility of the value-added process itself. The aim of this research project is to develop a method enabling the independent and continuous determination of parameter settings for aerodynamic orientation. The existing System is to be empowered to autonomously adjust parameter settings to new components and changing external conditions. The intention is to decrease efforts and specialized knowledge required for parameterization. The system control needs to be able to configure parameters automatically to attain the desired quality of orientation. In addition, the system must be able to react dynamically to changing external conditions and interferences in order to maintain a sufficient quality level within the ongoing process. An optimization algorithm will be developed for both the identification of optimal parameter settings as well as their dynamic adaption. The algorithm should initially be tested and if applicable modified in an operational simulation environment. Subsequently the algorithm should be implemented into the control structure of a real system.
    Sponsors: DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Lifespan: 2014 - 2016
  • GVP - Global Variants Production System
    Strengthening Germany as a business location - and growing internationally
    Year: 2005
    Lifespan: Bis 2005
  • SynFAP - Synergetic factory planning based on an integrated process and space model
    The project on synergetic factory planning is intended to meet the demand for a new approach to cooperative and integrative planning. Synergy refers to the positive effect of cooperation on a coordinated overall performance. The project focuses on cooperation between factory planning and architecture.
    Year: 2006
    Sponsors: Stiftung Industrieforschung
    Lifespan: 2004 – 2006
  • koLas
    Combined laser processing with adaptive gripping technology
    Year: 2007
    Lifespan: Bis 2007
  • Lean Changeability
    Slim, versatile factories for small and medium-sized businesses
    Year: 2008
    Lifespan: Bis 2008
  • Pro-LEAN
    Sustainable and increase the capacity and utilization of production plants.
    Year: 2008
    Lifespan: Bis 2008
  • KomFaP - Design and evaluation of communication-oriented factory processes at the interfaces of operational work processes
    Communication is invisible and nonetheless an important control variable in logistical planning - and is therefore the subject of this project.
    Year: 2009
    Lifespan: Bis 2009
  • ProdLog-Design - Maturity-based development paths for performance-enhancing design of production logistics in small and medium-sized companies
    Development of a methodology for the systematic design and evaluation of structural variants in factory planning projects.
    Year: 2009
    Lifespan: Bis 2009
  • FTP-Roadmapping - Integrative factory, technology and product roadmapping based on a holistic influence and evaluation model
    Integrative roadmapping based on a holistic influence and evaluation model
    Year: 2010
    Lifespan: Bis 2010
  • alpha-factor - Mathematical description and evaluation of the influence of capacity flexibility and load distribution on logistical system behavior
    The aim of this research project is to mathematically describe the hitherto unquantifiable influence of capacity flexibility and load distribution on logistical system behavior on the basis of the theory of logistical characteristic curves. To this end, the stretch factor? 1 of the characteristic line theory, which until now could only be determined empirically and which - as shown in preliminary studies - depends on the available capacity flexibility and the distribution of the load, is to be converted into elementary parameter proportions.
    Year: 2010
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: Bis 2013
  • RampAble - Design of ramp-up capable production systems
    Manufacturing companies are currently faced with the challenge of having to integrate an increasing number of products into their production systems in ever shorter periods of time. The RampAble research project is therefore developing a methodology that enables companies to record and evaluate the start-up capacity of their production system and to increase it in a targeted manner by means of suitable measures.
    Year: 2010
    Sponsors: BVI, AiF, BmWi
    Lifespan: Voraussichtlicher Abschluss 12/2012
  • Design and evaluation of structure variants (GBS)
    The aim of the research project is to develop a methodology that enables the systematic design and evaluation of structural variants in factory planning projects.
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2010 - 2011
  • Future-proof and target-oriented factory planning to support process and product quality (Q²FaP)
    Within the scope of the project, it will be determined how the goal of high process and product quality can be taken into account during factory planning.
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2010 - 2012
  • WaProTek - Convertible process architectures
    In the future, companies will be able to identify acute systemic needs for the transformation of their production systems in the areas of organization, human resources, logistics and technology, to design economic solutions and to operate them in a qualified manner.
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 2010 - 2013
  • TecKompASS - Integrated technology and competence oriented work planning in socio-technical systems
    Development of a new type of work planning methodology with the aim of integrating employee competence as a qualitative feature in the work planning process.
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2012 - 2013
  • Sustainable Factories - Assessment and design of sustainable, resource-efficient factories
    The aim of the project is to develop a method for the holistic planning, design and evaluation of energy-efficient factories.
    Year: 2012
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 07/2010 - 03/2012
  • Development of a model-based methodology for logistic and monetary evaluation and procurement design
    The aim of the research project is to develop a model-based methodology for the logistic and monetary evaluation and design of procurement. With the help of this methodology, companies are enabled to analyse their procurement processes in a short period of time, to identify potentials and to derive measures to increase them.
    Year: 2012
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: Mitte 2012
  • Development of a model-based, logistical controlling approach for supply and assembly areas
    An approach is being developed to systematise the time-dynamic description of all assembly processes with regard to the relevant logistical and monetary parameters.
    Year: 2012
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2010 - 2012
  • Development of a methodology for the dynamic, future-oriented disposition of inventories
    The analysis of strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to the dimensioning of safety stocks serves to develop a methodology for the dynamic, future-oriented disposition of stocks.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2010-2013
  • SFB 653 - N3: Component-status-driven maintenance
    Even a nasty piece of metal can be smart. If it contains all the information for further processing. If it is a "intelligent" component....
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2013 - 2017
  • WiTa - Effective model for deadline deviation
    Within the scope of the research project, a quantitative effect model for calculating adherence to deadlines in industrial manufacturing processes is being developed.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Lifespan: 11/2013 - 08/2016
  • ProLoPoly - cybernetic simulation game for the mediation of interdepartmental logistic connections in SMEs
    The aim of this research project is to develop a cybernetic simulation game for employee qualification in SMEs. The simulation game is to be used to demonstrate interdependencies in SMEs and to generate a logistics-oriented and cross-functional employee thinking.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: AiF
    Lifespan: 2013-2015
  • Development of a model for planning and controlling operation centres
    In cooperation with the Institute for Standardized and Applied Hospital Management (ISAK) a general model for more efficient planning and control of operation centres (OP centres) in hospitals is being developed within this research project.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 08/2013 - 07/2016
  • Development of a model-based methodology for potential evaluation in distribution logistics
    The design of distribution logistics significantly influences the logistics costs and the logistical performance of a company. It is therefore an essential lever for improving competitiveness. The potential fields and measures to improve distribution logistics are diverse and interdependent. The aim of the research project is to develop a model-based methodology for strategic evaluation and potential analysis of distribution logistics.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2013-2016
  • VReP - Improving resource efficiency in production operations
    Low consumption and high availability of production resources represent a major competitive factor for manufacturing companies in Germany. Material and energy costs thus account for a large part of the total costs. The aim of the project is to develop a procedure for the systematic introduction and anchoring of measures to improve resource efficiency in ongoing production operations.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: PtJ und BMBF
    Lifespan: 2013-2015
  • RampUp Qualification: Simulation game to qualify SMEs for launching new products
    The aim of the research project is to develop a tool for qualifying employees of SMEs for future start-up situations.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: BVL
    Lifespan: 2013-2015
  • StöGröM - Sustainable disturbance management in manufacturing SMEs
    The aim of the research project is to develop a systematic approach that shows SMEs a methodological procedure for the sustainable implementation of preventive and reactive disturbance management.
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: BVI, AiF, IGF, BMWI
    Lifespan: 2013 - 2014
  • SFB 489 - Evaluation of measures in production
    Based on the SFB489, a generally applicable model for the monetary and logistical evaluation of measures in production is being developed in cooperation with Siemens AG in this research project "Evaluation of measures in production".
    Year: 2013
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2011 - 2013
  • DynaKom - Modelling and design of dynamic business and communication processes in the factory
    The increasing dynamism of the production environment means that factories are subject to permanent changes. Against this background, it is a central challenge of factory planning to continuously adapt factories to the requirements of the dynamic environment. The corresponding adaptation of communication structures is increasingly becoming a success factor. Since there are no methods for the systematic planning of plant-specific communication structures in a dynamic company environment, the project develops a model and a method for the description and design of dynamic business and communication processes in the factory. Based on an analysis of the forms of change in the factory, factory-specific reference profiles for communication structures are determined and ways are described how these can be implemented.
    Year: 2014
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2012 - 2014
  • prokoMA - Process and competence oriented method selection in manufacturing SMEs
    Increasing competitive pressure is forcing companies to continually improve their processes. There is currently no focus on parallel process improvement and competence development. The aim of this research project is to develop a systematic approach to the efficient selection of methods for process improvement and at the same time to increase employee skills. The results will be converted into a practical software tool, which will be made available free of charge on the IFA homepage after completion of the project.
    Year: 2014
    Sponsors: GVB, AiF, BMWi
    Lifespan: 2014 – 2016
  • ProWandel - Planning process of the socio-technical adaptability in factories
    Development of a process model that allows the integration of employee competencies as well as work and company organization into the planning of a factory's adaptability.
    Year: 2014
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2012 - 2014
  • MetroPlant - Interdisciplinary preliminary study for factory, location and network planning in metropolitan regions
    The long-term goal of the research group is to develop a model for decision support for the selection of a location within a metropolitan region. The model to be developed will support companies in the selection of a location taking into account internal aspects and external factors of influence. In addition to supporting companies, the model aims to show how policymakers can influence the development of a metropolitan region with targeted incentive models and support concepts for companies.
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: Niedersächsische Technische Hochschule NTH
  • HaLiMo - Integrative logistics model for linking planning and control tasks with logistical targets and control parameters of the internal supply chain
    The aim of the research project is to develop an integrative logistics model for the interdependencies between generally defined planning and control tasks and the logistical targets in the core processes of an internal supply chain.
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2014-2017
  • ReFa - Model-based restructuring of factories
    The factory structure forms the backbone of the factory and is therefore one of the central results of a factory planning process. In particular, the trend towards shortening planning cycles and the resulting increase in factory planning projects make it necessary to be able to quickly and purposefully identify the right measures for factory restructuring...
    Year: 2015
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2014 - 2015
  • MiWEB - Identification of employee-specific training needs and conceptual design of technical training measures
    The aim of the research project is to develop a multi-stage, dialogue-based methodology that enables companies to identify employee-specific training needs in a systematic and low-cost manner. On this basis, a procedure is being developed which enables the conception of new types of further training measures taking into account employee and company-specific basic conditions using automation technology as an example.
    Year: 2016
    Sponsors: ESF | NBank | Region Hannover
    Lifespan: 2016 - 2017
  • KomPEP - Competent-oriented personnel planning in the production of manufacturing SMEs using MES
    The aim of personnel planning is to secure the competitiveness of a company in the long term by providing employees with qualifications that meet their requirements. Production planning, on the other hand, makes use of the available resources at short notice in order to reduce production costs and times, among other things, and to increase quality. The separate analysis at company and production level often leads to a conflict between the long-term orientation of personnel development and the short-term striving for productivity gains in production. The aim of the project is to transform the knowledge gained so far into an integrated technology and competence-oriented planning approach into an industrial application scenario. To this end, it is necessary to extend the previous planning approach to include the consideration of methodological, social and personal competencies, forms of group work and further training measures into a competence-oriented production and personnel planning methodology. Furthermore, the integration of this production and personnel planning methodology into an MES for industrial application in SMEs is planned.
    Year: 2016
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2016 - 2018
  • INTRO 4.0 - Capability and implementation strategies for industry 4.0
    In order to promote the integration of Industry 4.0 in companies, the INTRO 4.0 project aims to develop strategies for enabling and introducing Industry 4.0, especially in cooperation with SMEs. The core elements of the project include requirements assessment with the project partners, the development of industry 4.0 methods, the risk and potential assessment of the developed methods and finally the creation of a guideline for the introduction of industry 4.0 The guideline is intended to provide solutions for the implementation of industry 4.0 methods and technologies depending on the maturity of the companies. INTRO 4.0 places a special emphasis on the integration of people by focusing on the competence development of its employees.
    Year: 2016
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 01.2016-12.2018
  • GeProMe - Decision support for manufacturing SMEs to optimize the production system in case of fluctuating demand quantities
    The dynamism of the markets results in fluctuations in demand volumes. SMEs are increasingly having to react to this trend by adapting their output quantities in a flexible manner.
    Year: 2016
    Sponsors: BVL, AiF, IGF, BMWi
    Lifespan: 2016 - 2018
  • WorkCam - Real-time, camera-based ergonomics assessment and action derivation in assembly
    The aim of the research project "Real-time capable and camera-based ergonomics evaluation and action derivation in assembly (WorkCam)" is the automated, contactless or camera-based motion detection, analysis and evaluation of employees at their workplaces by means of a 3D measuring technique to be developed. It is also intended to derive recommendations for the improvement of ergonomic movement sequences under real conditions on the basis of the evaluation result.
    Year: 2017
    Sponsors: BMWi | IGF | AiF | GVB
    Lifespan: 2017 - 2019
  • MoKon - Model-based configuration of projects to restructure production and assembly areas
    As part of the research project, a model is to be developed that will enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to independently and efficiently configure projects to restructure their manufacturing and assembly areas. The methodological support will enable SMEs to set up a target-oriented project programme which is structured in terms of content, organisation and timing and which takes into account all elements of restructuring.
    Year: 2017
    Sponsors: GVB, AiF, IGF, BMWi
    Lifespan: 2017 - 2018
  • SafeMate
    The aim of the research project SafeMate is to implement collaborative assembly systems in cross-industry applications and to develop general strategies and concepts for the introduction and design of such systems. These general strategies are to be summarised in a guideline, which is intended to provide companies with guidance in the form of action and decision-making corridors when designing collaborative assembly systems.
    Year: 2017
    Sponsors: BMBF
    Lifespan: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
  • MetroPlant – Entwicklung eines integrierten Planungsansatzes zur betrieblichen Standortplanung und der unternehmensseitigen Beeinflussung der Standortqualität unter Berücksichtigung dynamischer Standortentwicklungen in Metropolregionen
    Im Rahmen des Forschungsprojektes „MetroPlant“ soll ein integrierter Planungsansatz zur betrieblichen Standortplanung und der unternehmens- sowie kommunenseitigen Beeinflussung der Standortqualität erfolgen. Das entwickelte Entscheidungsmodell soll Unternehmen und Kommunen im Zuge der dynamischen Standortentwicklungen in Metropolregionen bei der Standortwahl und -entwicklung unterstützen.
    Year: 2018
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019
  • InterKom - Communication design in interorganizational production networks
    The aim of the research project is to develop a standardized method for the quantitative analysis and design of communication interfaces in interorganizational production networks. The method should enable the identification of weak points in communication networks and subsequently the improvement communication flows by means of appropriate measures.
    Year: 2018
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2017-2020
  • QuantiLoPe - Quantitative analysis and evaluation of the causes of low logistical performance along the company's internal supply chain
    The aim of the research project is to develop a procedural model for the quantitative analysis and evaluation of the causes of low logistical performance along the company's internal supply chain. The development of end-to-end, multi-stage symptom-cause-relationships forms the basis for a transparent presentation of the basic logistical interrelationships, which should enable SMEs in particular to independently derive effective improvement measures and to sustainably increase their logistics performance.
    Year: 2018
    Sponsors: BVL, AiF, IGF, BMWi
    Lifespan: 01.12.2016 - 31.12.2018
  • Transferprojekt - Logistikorientierte Reihenfolgestrategien für mehrstufige Produktionen
    Ziel des Forschungsprojekts ist es, ein allgemeines Vorgehensmodell zur Bestimmung einer logistikorientierten Reihenfolgestrategie für Produktionsbereiche zu entwickeln. Aufbauend auf Vorarbeiten werden hierfür die Auswirkungen verschiedener Reihenfolgeregeln auf das Terminabweichungsverhalten sowie Produktivitätsgewinne an einzelnen Arbeitssystemen quantitativ bewertet und miteinander verknüpft. Unter Berücksichtigung konfliktärer Zielgrößen und der Diskussion möglicher Kompensationsmaßnahmen erfolgt die Ableitung des Vorgehensmodell, welches bei einem Anwendungspartner implementiert wird.
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • Capacity planning and quotation costing for transformer regeneration by means of data mining
    Within the project D1 of CRC 871 a new approach for capacity planning in terms of the regeneration of aircraft engines was developed. This approach will be enhanced in cooperation with a rail vehicle transformer manufacturer to consider the specific conditions and restrictions. Therefor a process model will be conveyed and different algorithms will be developed to enable capacity planning and load control as well as quotation costing at previously uncertain workload for regenerating rail vehicle transformers.
    Year: 2019
  • WiMo - Development of a model for the quantitative description of logistical cause-effect-relationships for different forms of assembly organization.
    The aim of the research project is to develop an effect model for the analytical description of logistic targets for multi-stage assembly processes. With the aid of the model to be developed, suitable logistical measures to improve the logistical efficiency of a variety of assembly organisation forms are to be derived and quantitatively evaluated.
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: DFG
    Lifespan: 2017 - 2019

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