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Planning of available resources considering ergonomics under deterministic highly variable demand

  • In this paper, a method for hybrid short- to long-term planning of available resources for operations is presented, which is based on a known or deterministically forecasted but highly variable demand. The method considers quantitative measures such as the performance and the availability of resources, ergonomically relevant KPI and ultimately process costs in order to serve as a pragmatic planning tool for operations managers in SMEs. Specifically, the method enables exploiting the ergonomic advantages of available flexible automation technology (e.g. AGVs or picking robots), while assuring that these do not represent a capacity bottleneck. After presenting the method along with the necessary assumptions, mainly concerning the availability of data for the calculations, we report a case study that quantifies the impact of throughput variability on the selection of different process alternatives, where different teams of resources are used.

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Author of HS ReutlingenBonini, Marco; Schuhmacher, Jan; Urru, Augusto; Wezel, Jan Philipp; Hummel, Vera; Echelmeyer, Wolfgang
Erschienen in:2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 14-17 December 2020, virtual, proceedings
Place of publication:Piscataway, NJ
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2020
Tag:ergonomics; planning; resource allocation; roboto kinematics; service robots; task analysis; tools
Page Number:7
First Page:96
Last Page:102
DDC classes:620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt