Brownfield Development of Platforms for Changeable Manufacturing

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Typically, development of changeability and reconfigurability in manufacturing are greenfield approaches. New platforms, products and manufacturing systems are developed with new features, capability or technology. While companies can achieve the desired level and type of changeability with greenfield approaches, development of new platforms and systems is a costly affair if existing systems and platforms in the company is not considered. This study outlines an approach for systematic brownfield platform development. Seven stages are listed, describing how candidates for inclusion in a platform are identified and subsequently developed based on existing manufacturing systems and production landscape
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Pages (from-to)986-991
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019
Event52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems: Manufacturing Systems for the Future Societies - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 52


Conference52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems
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  • Brownfield Development
  • Changeable Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Production Platform

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    Developing Manufacturing System Platforms

    Sørensen, D. G. H.


    Project: Research


    • 1 Conference presentations

    Brownfield Development of Platforms for Changeable Manufacturing

    Daniel Grud Hellerup Sørensen (Lecturer)

    12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Research Output

    • 2 Citations
    • 1 Ph.D. thesis

    Developing Manufacturing System Platforms

    Sorensen, D. G. H., Aug 2019, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 91 p. (PhD Series, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University).

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis

    Open Access
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