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Development of a criteria catalogue for the classification of intralogistics systems in the context of self-organization

  • The global demand for individualized products leading to decreasing production batch sizes requires innovative approaches how to organize production and logistics systems in a dynamic manner. Current material flow systems mainly rely on predefined system structures and processes, which result in a huge increase of complexity and effort for system and process changes to realize an optimized production and material provision of individualized products. Autonomous production and logistics entities in combination with intelligent products or logistic load carriers following the vision of the “Internet of Things” offer a promising solution for mastering this complexity based on autonomous, decentralized and target size-optimized decision making and structure formation without the need for predefined processes and central decision-making bodies. Customer orders are going to prioritize themselves and communicate directly with the required production and logistics resources. Bins containing the required materials are going to communicate with the conveyors or workers of the respective intralogistics system organizing and controlling the material flow to the autonomously selected workstation. A current research project is the development of a collaborative tugger train combing the potential of automation and human-robot collaboration in intralogistics. This tugger train is going to be integrated into a self organized intralogistics scenario involving individualized customer orders (low to high batch sizes). To classify the application of self-organization within intralogistics systems, a criteria catalogue has been developed. The application of this criteria catalogue will be demonstrated on the example of a self-organization scenario involving the collaborative tugger train and an intelligent bin system.

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Author of HS ReutlingenSchuhmacher, Jan; Hummel, Vera
Erschienen in:Knowledge valorisation in the age of digitalization : International Conference on Competitive Manufacturing (COMA 19): Proceedings, 30 January 2019 – 1 February 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Publisher:Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch Univ.
Place of publication:Stellenbosch
Editor:Dimitri Dimitrov
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2019
Tag:catalogue of criteria; intralogistics; self-organization; tugger train
Page Number:8
First Page:375
Last Page:382
DDC classes:330 Wirtschaft
Open access?:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Open Access