proto_lab – production tomorrow laboratory
At the beginning of the year, a cross-faculty team led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Kramer at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences started the project “proto_lab”. In this project, in cooperation with multiple companies (e.g. HOMAG, ifp analytics), it is demonstrated, using the example of the furniture industry, how the rigidity of centralistic company structures can be overcome. Additionally, it thereby shows how, with the help of direct communication and cooperation of humans, machines, logistics, and the products, new structures of responsibility and competency can be created. The aim is the ideal networking of all participants of the value added process from product development, over production, use, and maintenance, finally to recycling.
In this project, WEIGANG is the expert in the area of production control and planning. For this, digital planning boards equipped with RFID-technology were developed. In addition to this eKanban solution, a solution for the optical recording of of planning boards was created. WEIGANG also contributed TaskBoards for the project planning, as the project is being planned agilely with the scrum method.
This fascinating project will be introduced in 2019 at the LIGNA in Hanover, the globally leading trade fair for machines, systems, and tools for wood processing.