Streamlined Modeling and Decision Support for Fact-based Production Development (StreaMod)
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to increase productivity and robustness in the manufacturing industry through the increased use of evidence-based simulations and optimizations. This has been achieved by integrating the tools for managing and analyzing input (GDM Tool) with simulation and optimization of production flows (FACTS Analyzer). The duration from question and results in terms of evidence-based answers in the development of production flows has been reduced to just a few minutes in environments where there is a functioning production-related IT systems.
Expected results and effects
The integration of data management systems, simulation software and optimization algorithms have been shown to increase throughput in existing production but also allow expanded use of virtual tools in the preparation phases. This in turn leads to shorter development times for new production systems and products. The project has also contributed to greater understanding and concrete improvements in the processes of collecting and assure the quality of production data. This in turn increases the quality in both simulations and direct data-driven analyzes.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was conducted in close cooperation between industry and academia with a focus on case studies of the participating industrial partners. The design has resulted in work has been needs-driven and focused on generating concrete industrial demonstrators as well as generalized academic results, such as journal articles, conference papers, master theses and one licentiate thesis. Dissemination will also be made public through films on internet (latest April 21, 2017). Development of software that can be used open source and on consultant basis has been done.