Exploring Requirements and Implementation of Changeability and Reconfigurability in Danish Manufacturing

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Abstract

Changeability and reconfigurability can be considered decisive factors of competitiveness in high-wage countries with pressure for cost reduction, extensive relocation of manufacturing, and growing need for product variety and customization. Despite these promising potentials, their current state in industry remains rather unexplored. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to explore requirements and implementation of changeability and reconfigurability in Danish manufacturing through an exploratory descriptive survey. The findings indicate that changeability is both relevant and important in Danish manufacturing. However, the findings also indicate a mismatch between requirements and implementation of changeability, as enablers of reconfigurability are only rudimentarily existing.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume72
Issue number2018
Pages (from-to)665-670
Number of pages6
ISSN2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Changeability
  • Changeable manufacturing
  • Danish manufacturing
  • Reconfigurability
  • Survey

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Exploring Requirements and Implementation of Changeability and Reconfigurability in Danish Manufacturing. / Andersen, Ann-Louise; Larsen, Jesper Kranker; Brunø, Thomas Ditlev; Nielsen, Kjeld; Ketelsen, Christopher.

In: Procedia CIRP, Vol. 72, No. 2018, 06.2018, p. 665-670.

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