Management of distributed capacities in variable production networks

  • Hans-Peter Wiendahl
  • Stefan Lutz
  • Katja Helms
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 24)


Variable production networks offer new potentials to increase the capacity flexibility. This paper describes existing interfaces within such networks and explains how to exploit logistic potentials by subcontracting in networks. The paper’s main focus is on the mechanisms and monitoring methods needed for subcontracting due to capacity problems.


Production network subcontracting supply chain throughput diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Peter Wiendahl
    • 1
  • Stefan Lutz
    • 1
  • Katja Helms
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Production Systems (IFA)University of HanoverHannoverGermany

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