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To address these issues with manufacturing system platform development, this Ph.D. project employs a framework for design science in information systems research. It combines design science and behavioural science, taking both a reactive and proactive
approach to development of new and application of existing vocabulary, classifications, models, methods, and instantiations. Inspiration is taken from product development, software architecture, and system engineering, using concepts from all three to grow the knowledge base on manufacturing system platforms, applying existing and new concepts in an industrial context.
The contributions of this research are documented in six appended papers, summarised in the thesis. In a multi-case study, an iterative approach—employing concepts from software architecture and systems engineering—was used to guide the platform development process and vocabulary. Several challenges appeared, highlighting issues to be addressed.
This lead to the development of a classification scheme for production processes and a summation of challenges related to manufacturing system platform development, based on an evolving case study carried out over three years. This case study made the need for tools and objectivity clear, thus a classification coding scheme was developed, capturing key characteristics of manufacturing systems. A method for brownfield platform development involving identification of potential platforms based on existing systems was proposed, and the classification coding scheme was demonstrated for this purpose.
|Place of Publication||Aalborg|
|Number of pages||91|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|
|Series||PhD Series, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University|
Bibliographical notePhD supervisors:
Assoc. Prof. Thomas Ditlev Brunø, Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University
Assoc. Prof. Kjeld Nielsen, Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University
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Sorensen, D. G. H., ElMaraghy, H., Brunø, T. D. & Nielsen, K., Jan 2020, In: CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology. 28, p. 144-156 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › peer-review
Sorensen, D. G. H., Brunø, T. D. & Nielsen, K., 24 Jun 2019, In: Procedia CIRP. 81, p. 986-991 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article in Journal › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Sorensen, D. G. H., ElMaraghy, H. A., Brunoe, T. D. & Nielsen, K., 24 Aug 2019, Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for the Factory of the Future: IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2019, Austin, TX, USA, September 1–5, 2019, Proceedings, Part I. Ameri, F., Stecke, K. E., von Cieminski, G. & Kiritsis, D. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 400-407 8 p. (IFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology, Vol. 566).
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-review