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Robust Manufacturing Control

Proceedings of the CIRP Sponsored Conference RoMaC 2012, Bremen, Germany, 18th-20th June 2012

  • Katja Windt
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Interdisciplinary Approaches for Robustness in Manufacturing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Iber, Katja Windt
      Pages 17-31
    3. Richard Colmorn, Michael Hülsmann, Alexandra Brintrup
      Pages 47-61
    4. Jörn Schönberger, Herbert Kopfer
      Pages 63-76
    5. Dieter Armbruster, Jasper Fonteijn, Matt Wienke
      Pages 77-88
  3. Robust Manufacturing Control Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Jens Heger, Torsten Hildebrandt, Bernd Scholz-Reiter
      Pages 91-103
    3. Emanuele Carpanzano, Amedeo Cesta, Fernando Marinò, Andrea Orlandini, Riccardo Rasconi, Anna Valente
      Pages 105-119
    4. Steffen Sowade, Philipp von Lamezan, Bernd Scholz-Reiter
      Pages 147-160
  4. Robustness in Manufacturing Networks and Adaptable Logistics Chains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231

About these proceedings


This contributed volume collects research papers, presented at the CIRP Sponsored Conference Robust Manufacturing Control: Innovative and Interdisciplinary Approaches for Global Networks (RoMaC 2012, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany, June 18th-20th 2012). These research papers present the latest developments and new ideas focusing on robust manufacturing control for global networks.

Today, Global Production Networks (i.e. the nexus of interconnected material and information flows through which products and services are manufactured, assembled and distributed) are confronted with and expected to adapt to:

  • sudden and unpredictable large-scale changes of important parameters which are occurring more and more frequently,
  • event propagation in networks with high degree of interconnectivity which leads to unforeseen fluctuations, and
  • non-equilibrium states which increasingly characterize daily business.

These multi-scale changes deeply influence logistic target achievement and call for robust planning and control strategies. Therefore, understanding the cause and effects of multi-scale changes in production networks is of major interest. New methodological approaches from different science disciplines are promising to contribute to a new level comprehension of network processes. Unconventional methods from biology, perturbation ecology or auditory display are gaining increasing importance as they are confronted with similar challenges. Advancements from the classical disciplines such as mathematics, physics and engineering are also becoming of continuing importance.


Bio-inspired Methods in Logistics CIRP Sponsored Conference Data-mining in Logistics Fluctuations on Networks Logistics Pattern Analysis Non-equilibrium Global Production Production Networks RoMaC 2012 Robust Manufacturing Control

Editors and affiliations

  • Katja Windt
    • 1
  1. 1., Global Production Logistics - InternatioJacobs University BremenBremenGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt is a professor of Global Production Logistics at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Her main research focus lies on the development of planning and control methods for complex manufacturing networks by using interdisciplinary approaches.  Her research is supported by the Alfried Krupp Prize for Young University Teachers of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.

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