Optimization of manufacturing resources with a Discrete Event Simulator based solution
In the context of increasing the efficiency in the manufacturing operations, especially for SME, the objective of the iPlanner project is to develop a Discrete Event Simulator (or DES-based) tool, implementing it as a Finite Capacity Scheduler (or FCS), with the main aim to optimize all the manufacturing orders and processes within a factory. According to this approach, the simulator will act as a Cyber Physical Production System(CPPS), monitoring the physical resources of a factory-floor to control the complete production chain and its performance. In addition, the proposed software will be designed with the ability to process a huge amount of data related to both the state of the factory and the production processes, to learn and evolve with the experience and time, resulting in a scheduler application to minimize the impact of incidents on productivity and to optimize fabrication costs.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777455"