Cutting Tool Management: A Dynamic Assessment of Opportunities for Improvement
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing: FAIM 2008 / [ed] Leo J. de Vin, 2008, Vol. 2, 1084-1091 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Lack of time due to daily problems in need of attention restrains proper assessments of improvement opportunities. There is neither proper support at hand to deal with the dynamic complexity of human activity and systems in use. This paper explores if system dynamics simulation can be used to model tooling problems on a management problem level at a manufacturer and evaluates its use. System dynamics is a methodology designed to aid understanding of dynamically complex problems and increases decision making impact. The results focus on the achieved models which prove to have sense behaviour despite lack of thorough data. In conclusion the applied method provides with an analysis of complex problem situations applicable for a decision support, otherwise performed through good guessing. Main characteristics from reality have been included in model and an experimental laboratory to test future policies on achieved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 2, 1084-1091 p.
cutting tool management, system dynamics, manufacturing
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13106ISBN: 978-91-633-2757-5 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13106DiVA: diva2:1047008
18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2008, June 30th - July 2nd, 2008, University of Skövde, Sweden