iPlanner project



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.