Applied knowledge management for complex and dynamic factory planning


By Martin Kasperczyk, Project Manager, Oerlikon Solar AG; Fabian Böttinger, Project Manager, Fraunhofer IPA; Marcus Michen, Project Manager, Fraunhofer IPA; Roland Wertz, Project Manager, Fraunhofer IPA

This paper describes the functionality, applicability, and the development of dependency maps which are the basis for standardized information exchange between responsible parties during the fab design process. Examples and experiences are related to the solar industry; however this generic approach may be applied to a wide range of different industry sectors with similar challenges. The aim is to provide a guideline for realizing a fab design of dynamic and complex production systems. Its main benefit is a higher degree of transparency regarding dependencies within the production system, which results in a reduction of risk for incorrect planning. In addition, it enables the factory designer to execute the fab planning process and further continuous improvements for achieving respective targets.

Published In

The eighth edition of Photovoltaics International was published in May 2010. In this issue Enerplan address how the new FiT will impact the French Market, in Materials IBM and NREL discuss the pros and cons of UMG silicon and DERlab puts single-phase inverters to the test in Power Generation.

Read Next

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
May 1, 2024
Dallas, Texas
Solar Media Events
May 21, 2024
Sydney, Australia