Identification of Platform Candidates Through Production System Classification Coding

Daniel G. H. Sorensen*, Hoda A. ElMaraghy, Thomas Ditlev Brunoe, Kjeld Nielsen

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Changeable and reconfigurable manufacturing appears as a natural response to a need for improved variety management. Such manufacturing systems are complicated to develop, and it can be advantageous to base or build these systems on product and production platforms. Development of platforms is, however, not a trivial task. Currently, identification and selection of candidates for inclusion in a platform is typically subjective relying on experts and tacit knowledge. The objectivity of this process can be strengthened by collecting data on existing production systems in a company and comparing these systems to each other. To do so, a coherent, consistent and preferably digital representation of multiple production systems is needed. In this research, a production system classification coding (PSCC) scheme is employed to classify and structure data for a number of existing production systems, spanning multiple departments and product families. Candidates for a production platform covering the included production systems are identified based on ranking certain platform drivers, processes and enablers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances 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
EditorsFarhad Ameri, Kathryn E. Stecke, Gregor von Cieminski, Dimitris Kiritsis
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date24 Aug 2019
ISBN (Print)9783030299996
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-30000-5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2019
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2019 - Hilton Austin, Texas, Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2 Sept 20195 Sept 2019


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2019
LocationHilton Austin, Texas
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Internet address
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology


  • manufacturing system
  • classification code
  • platform


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  • Developing Manufacturing System Platforms

    Sørensen, D. G. H.


    Project: Research

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