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Planning of Eco-efficient Process Chains for Automotive Component Manufacturing

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This book includes the introduction of emerging manufacturing technologies and planning cases with established technologies. The planning of eco-efficient process chains is crucial for manufacturing companies. However, in the state-of-the-art planning, various barriers exist towards the integration of the environmental dimension.
Against this background, a concept for the integration of classic lean and environmental criteria into the three planning phases of process chains is presented. During concept planning, the Technology Assessment Tool supports planners in the identification of eco-efficient technologies. During rough planning, the Value Stream Design Tool enables the derivation of a production line based on workpiece characteristics. For detailed planning, tools for eco-efficient machine and process chain configuration are provided. Three case studies from large-scale automotive component manufacturing with established and emerging technologies demonstrate the tool applicability.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter
Chapter 1. Introduction
Abstract
This chapter introduces the topic of planning of eco-efficient process chains. The first subchapter explains the motivation and problem statement while the second subchapter derives the research objective and outlines how this work is structured to address this objective.
Christopher Schmidt
Chapter 2. Planning of Automotive Component Manufacturing Systems
Abstract
In this chapter, basics regarding the manufacturing of automotive components are provided. Also, the state-of-the-art of production system planning is described with a focus on the integration of environmental decision criteria. Moreover, the central terminology as used in this work is defined. The chapter closes with a summary of the preliminary findings as a basis for the goal-oriented limitation of the research scope and the formulation of the research question in the following chapter.
Christopher Schmidt
Chapter 3. State of Research
Abstract
This chapter provides an overview of the state of research in the field of planning of eco-efficient production systems. At first, based on the findings of the preceding chapter, the research scope is defined and the research question is derived. Then, the classification system for literature evaluation is described as well as the derivation of evaluation criteria. In the following, the adjacent fields of research are delimitated before the core research approaches are presented and evaluated in detail. On this basis, the findings and research demand are derived.
Christopher Schmidt
Chapter 4. Concept for the Planning of Eco-efficient Process Chains and Implementation
Abstract
In this chapter, the concept and the implementation for the planning tool framework as well as for the single planning tools are presented. At first, the objectives are defined and the requirements are derived accordingly. On this basis, the planning tool framework is introduced. The following subchapters then present the concepts and implementation of the planning tools from the framework.
Christopher Schmidt
Chapter 5. Exemplary Applications of Tools
Abstract
In this chapter, three case studies are presented to demonstrate the applicability of the developed methods and tools. Figure 5.1 characterizes the case studies A–C with regard to the planning phases and tools (I–IV). Study A (Sect. 5.1) shows the way from an early technology assessment in a new technology field towards the set-up of a first simulation environment to support rough directional decisions in product design. Study B (Sect. 5.2) demonstrates how the tools support the planner during a traditional planning process with known production technologies to avoid planning iterations with machine vendors. Study C (Sect. 5.3) shows the flexibility of the developed DFS by conducting an economical comparison of two completely different production concepts for similar products.
Christopher Schmidt
Chapter 6. Concluding Remarks
Abstract
In this chapter, a summary of the work is provided. Moreover, the developed concept and tools are critically reviewed regarding their applicability. Last, an outlook on potential further development and research is given.
Christopher Schmidt
Metadata
Title
Planning of Eco-efficient Process Chains for Automotive Component Manufacturing
Author
Christopher Schmidt
Copyright Year
2021
Electronic ISBN
978-3-030-62953-3
Print ISBN
978-3-030-62952-6
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62953-3

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