Agile resource efficient production network

Development of a transparent and comparable evaluation baseline as decision basis for the optimized use of resources within a value creation network.

In January 2018, the transfer project “ArePron – agile resource efficient production network” started. The project is approved by the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development (HMWEVL) and financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Hessian Ministry.

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Computer Integrated Design, the Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy and the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools. The aim until the end of the project in December 2020 is the increase of the resource efficiency with the help of an intelligent, cross-location linking of production systems. Technologies of digitalization improve the resource efficiency and, therefore, reduce costs while they reduce the ecological footprint of the company. With the help of collected, analyzed and conserved data, the resource efficiency of a manufactured part can be determined and optimized. On the part of the Department of Computer Integrated Design, the information and communication infrastructure is developed and implemented, which enables the collection und usage of data. In the end of the project, workshops and guidelines help to transfer information into the companies.

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