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Laboratory Fabrikplanung und Logistik


Hochschule Schmalkalden
Fakultät Maschinenbau
Labor Fabrikplanung und Logistik
Raum D 0215
Blechhammer 4-9
98574 Schmalkalden

Telefon: +49 (0) 3683 688-2104
Telefax: +49 (0) 3683 688-98 2104


The requirements for industrial processes are significantly cost-driven. Investment volumes in the multi-digit million range are the rule rather than the exception, and the capital employed must earn the best possible return.

Simulations are a suitable tool in this context: On the one hand, investment decisions can be supported by a suitable visualization, on the other hand, processes can be simulated in order to identify and eliminate weak points in advance. Production processes are usually not deterministic - as assumed in production planning - but stochastic: the same framework or preconditions do not necessarily lead to the same result. Possible influencing factors can be downtimes or regularly recurring production interruptions of varying duration.

An essential entrepreneurial task is to control resources such as plant and machinery, operating resources, personnel and materials in a targeted, timely and demand-oriented manner. It must be ensured that all the resources required to manufacture the products are available at the right time, in the right place and in the right quantity.

As part of continuous improvement, data is analyzed again and again in order to adress the most common conflicting goals, such as "low inventories and high delivery readiness" or "small batch sizes and high productivity".

In the context of laboratory exercises, operational processes from production program planning to sales analysis can be run through.