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Key Performance Indicators for Sheet Metal Forming Processes

Autoren:Behrens, B.-A.; Lau, P.
Kategorie:Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Jahr:2008
Veröffentlichung:Production Engineering, Springer Verlag Berlin, 2. Jg. (2008), H. 1, S. 73-78

Abstract

Sheet metal forming is a typical process in the manufacturing industry. It is well established, e.g. for the production of car body components or consumer goods. Suppliers of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) produce a wide range of products in different dimensions, varying batch sizes and geometries. For the production process itself, there are multiple configurations regarding the selection of technologies, machines and tools to be used. In order to meet the market’s requirements and to be highly competitive, the complete process chain needs to be optimized. The main challenge for the optimization of the process chain is the simultaneous consideration of technical and organizational parameters. The relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) have to be identified and used to support the decision-making process for production planning purposes. In this article a method to identify the relevant KPI is described and relevant indicators were proposed.