A modularised typology for flow design based on decoupling points - a holistic view on process industries and discrete manufacturing industries
2016 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 27, no 16, 1344-1355 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Management of production activities covers a wide range of decisions. In this paper, a modularised approach is suggested that, through configuration, generates a case-specific flow design. The approach is based on identification of decision categories that are generic and fundamental in the flow design, covering both discrete manufacturing industries and process industries. Each decision category identifies a unique property of the flow which changes at a particular point: this is termed a decoupling point. A three-dimensional modularised typology is developed by combining three different decision categories. Cases from the steel industry and the tooling industry are used to illustrate how the typology can be applied. The modularised approach provides a typology for the application of both qualitative and quantitative methods for flow management, including planning, control and performance management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2016. Vol. 27, no 16, 1344-1355 p.
Typology; decoupling point; planning and control; process industry; modularisation
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132245DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2016.1220649ISI: 000384468200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132245DiVA: diva2:1039369
Funding Agencies|Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research [PIC-LI]; Process Industrial IT and Automation (PiiA) - VINNOVA; Swedish Energy Agency, Formas; Swedish industry [2014-05110]2016-10-242016-10-212016-12-19