VISUAL MODELLING OF PILOT PRODUCTION TO SUPPORT DECISION MAKING IN PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Ravn, P.M.; Gudlaugsson ,T.V.; Mortensen, N.H.
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
This paper presents the development of a visual production model that emphasizes product variant creation, product characteristics definition, and benefits of updates to the production equipment. The implementation of the model to model three instances of a pilot production ramp-up, including investigating the needs for a model, the data collection, the modeling process, and the experiences from the implementation, is presented. The paper concludes that the model makes tacit knowledge of stakeholders explicit and supports communication of the intended benefits of the production ramp-up.