Simulation for Product Driven Systems

Abstract : Due to globalisation, companies have to become more and more agile in order to face demand fluctuations and growing customisation needs. Indeed, the mass production market moves to a mass customization one, which could be defined as the production of a wide variety of end products at a low unit cost. During last years, many efforts have been done in order to improve operating system reactivity (with the Flexible Manufacturing initiative for example), but the manufacturing decision process did not really change, and then doesn't enable to fully make the most of these new operating system skills. Facing these new trends, a lot of new research works are focusing on identification technologies, like Auto-ID, biometry or vision ones. Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) represents a quick and safe way to track products, opening the way of linking informational and physical flows, and providing an accurate, real time vision of the shop floor. These new technologies appear like a catalyst to change the fifty years old way of controlling production through traditional MRP² systems.
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André Thomas, Pierre Castagna, Rémi Pannequin, Thomas Klein, Hind El Haouzi, et al.. Simulation for Product Driven Systems. Caroline Thierry, André Thomas, Gérard Bel. Simulation for Supply Chain Management, ISTE and John Wiley & Sons, pp.221-255, 2008, Control Systems, robotics and manufacturing series. ⟨hal-00341987⟩

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