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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
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IJMO 2024 Vol.14(1): 18-23
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2024.V14.844

Manufacturing Management − A New Approach

Gabriel Frumuşanu* and Alexandru Epureanu
Manufacturing Engineering Department, Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania
E-mails: gabriel.frumusanu@ugal.ro (G.F.); alexandru.epureanu@ugal.ro (A.E.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received July 12, 2023; revised August 13, 2023; accepted October 22, 2023; published February 6, 2024

Abstract—The manufacturing management plays an essential role in ensuring the required competitiveness on market. The main issue to be targeted by this activity is the manufacturing performance. This paper concerns a new vision about manufacturing performance management, adapted to the context of Industry 4.0 era, and a solution to implement this matter. The new vision is based on the conceptual rebuilding of the manufacturing process. It operates with basic notions as the manufacturing task, job, and cycle, defined in original manner, and looks towards the global performance as ultimate goal of manufacturing. The manufacturing process means, according to here introduced approach, the matching up of three actions: learning, which means jobs modeling, deciding, which means tasks releasing, and processing, which means transforming of material and generating information related to this. The manufacturing process is addressed as decisional process, instead of physical process, as in current approaches. Unlike conventionally considered as the changing of part state, from the current state up to the next one, the manufacturing task is approached as the change of state undergone by a certain unit of product, being under manufacture in a given manufacturing system, from the current state up to its final state. According to proposed approach, the manufacturing management consists in performant model-based decision making, which includes performance assessment, monitoring and driving. The operation management action means monitoring-based adjustment of the three manufacturing process components, namely learning, deciding, and processing, aiming performance improvement. It is addressed at task, job, and variable level

Keywords—manufacturing operation management, decisional process modeling, manufacturing performance, management driving loop, online management.


Cite: Gabriel Frumuşanu and Alexandru Epureanu, "Manufacturing Management − A New Approach," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 18-23, 2024.

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