Title: Predictive monitoring of production line efficiency

Authors: Gašper Mušič; Boštjan Hauptman; Peter Rogelj; Tomi Zebič

Addresses: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia ' Trimo d.o.o., Prijateljeva cesta 12, Trebnje, Slovenia ' Trimo d.o.o., Prijateljeva cesta 12, Trebnje, Slovenia ' Metronik d.o.o., Stegne 9a, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: The paper deals with analysis of production line performance efficiency and builds a prediction model that enables a short-term prediction of the expected performance based on the scheduled product mix. The model was built on the basis of production line structure and domain expert knowledge about the production process. The actual schedule can be used as the model input to assist the production operators at the online production management. An additional analysis of historical data was performed to obtain an insight into performance limiting factors. Besides the online operational management support the model can be used to experimentally evaluate the effect of different scheduling strategies by linking the performance model to a discrete event simulator.

Keywords: production lines; process efficiency; predictive modelling; optimisation; predictive monitoring; performance efficiency; product mix; production management; operational management; scheduling strategies; discrete event simulation; DES.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCOM.2014.066494

International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing, 2014 Vol.1 No.4, pp.323 - 343

Received: 10 Mar 2014
Accepted: 25 Jul 2014

Published online: 31 Dec 2014 *

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