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J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2018, 2(2), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp2020023

Towards a Generic Framework for the Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing Strategy: An Innovative Approach

Department of Production Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Brinellvägen 68, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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Received: 25 February 2018 / Revised: 16 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 29 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Manufacturing Processes in the Context of Industry 4.0)
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To be competitive in a manufacturing environment by providing optimal performance in terms of cost-effectiveness and swiftness of system changes, there is a need for flexible production systems based on a well-defined strategy. Companies are steadily looking for methodology to evaluate, improve and update the performance of manufacturing systems for processing operations. Implementation of an adequate strategy for these systems’ flexibility requires a deep understanding of the intricate interactions between the machining process parameters and the manufacturing system’s operational parameters. This paper proposes a framework/generic model for one of the most common metal cutting operations—the boring process of an engine block machining system. A system dynamics modelling approach is presented for modelling the structure of machining system parameters of the boring process, key performance parameters and their intrinsic relationships. The model is based on a case study performed in a company manufacturing engine blocks for heavy vehicles. The approach could allow for performance evaluation of an engine block manufacturing system condition. The presented model enables a basis for other similar processes and industries producing discrete parts. View Full-Text
Keywords: performance evaluation; machining strategies; manufacturing system; manufacturing strategy; machining process interaction; dynamic modelling; performance criteria; system dynamics performance evaluation; machining strategies; manufacturing system; manufacturing strategy; machining process interaction; dynamic modelling; performance criteria; system dynamics
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Adane, T.F.; Nicolescu, M. Towards a Generic Framework for the Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing Strategy: An Innovative Approach. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2018, 2, 23.

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