Approach for model-based change impact analysis in factory systems

Harald Bauer, Alexander Schoonmann, Gunther Reinhart

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Abstract

Due to shortened product innovation cycles, high variant products, demand fluctuation, equipment life cycles, and technology life cycles, regular changes in manufacturing systems are necessary. As elements of a factory are connected via a complex network of relations and flows, single changes can have an impact on the entire manufacturing system. In order to enable a successful change management, companies need to understand and consider all possible change impacts. For this purpose, this paper presents a method for change impact analysis in factory systems. By combination of manufacturing system modeling and a network of manufacturing metrics, change impacts on arbitrary metrics can be estimated. The definition of constraints between factory element properties improves the certainty of the analysis' results. Consecutive required changes are applied directly to the model and are equally considered in the change impact analysis. In an exemplary scenario, the applicability in principle of the approach is demonstrated, but also, current limitations and further research activities are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634035
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event3rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period11/10/1713/10/17

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