Design and management of reconfigurable assembly lines in the automotive industry

Marcello Colledani, Dávid Gyulai, L. Monostori, Marcello Urgo, Johannes Unglert, Fred Van Houten

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Abstract

Automotive suppliers are facing the challenge of continuously adapting their production targets to variable demand requirements due to the frequent introduction of new model variants, materials and assembly technologies. In this context, the profitable management of the product, process and system co-evolution is of paramount importance for the company competitiveness. In this paper, a methodology for the design and reconfiguration management of modular assembly systems is proposed. It addresses the selection of the technological modules, their integration in the assembly cell, and the reconfiguration policies to handle volume and lot size variability. The results are demonstrated in a real automotive case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Assembly system
  • Co-evolution
  • Reconfiguration

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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Design and management of reconfigurable assembly lines in the automotive industry. / Colledani, Marcello; Gyulai, Dávid; Monostori, L.; Urgo, Marcello; Unglert, Johannes; Van Houten, Fred.

In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 65, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 441-446.

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Colledani, Marcello ; Gyulai, Dávid ; Monostori, L. ; Urgo, Marcello ; Unglert, Johannes ; Van Houten, Fred. / Design and management of reconfigurable assembly lines in the automotive industry. In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. 2016 ; Vol. 65, No. 1. pp. 441-446.
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