Disruption management in individual and small series assembly of large-scale products

Theme XXL products, Production planning
Project title Disruption management in individual and small series assembly of large-scale products (StoMaXXL)
Project duration 01.11.2020 – 31.10.2023
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The aim of the research project is to develop an innovative disruption management system for site assembly, in particular for individual and small batch assembly of large-scale products.

As a basis for the innovative disruption management, a database will be created that contains information on frequently occurring disruptions. A software demonstrator will then be developed to support companies in eliminating occurring disruptionsquickly and accurately.

If an employee enters a new disruptioninto the system, the software demonstrator identifies related disruptionsusing a multi-stage similarity search and automatically suggests suitable measures to rectify the fault.

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During the assembly of large-scale products, disruptions often occur. To reduce these disruptions, a straightforward approach to their systematic processing is needed. This should automatically identify similar disruptions and independently suggest sensible corrective measures. For this, the disruptions are first collected and characterized and a model for practical information flows is created. Then, in a multi-stage similarity search, similar disruptions are identified, and suitable corrective measures are derived.

Disruption management, single and small batch assembly, large scale products, similarity search


The IGF project 21268 N of the research association BVL was funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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