Progress in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

  • U. Heisel
  • M. Meitzner


Imponderabilities characterize the contemporary market developments, and most of them are beyond the influence of the producers [7]. They account for 20–30% of the production planning at present, and future increases cannot be excluded. The annual changes in the percentage of the registrations of petrol-powered and diesel-powered vehicles in Germany give an example (Fig. 1).


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