Concept and Development of Intelligent Production Control to enable Versatile Production in the Automotive Factories of the Future

  • Sarfraz Ul Haque Minhas
  • Christian Lehmann
  • Ulrich Berger
Conference paper


The automotive industry is being confronted with numerous challenges among which the increased product customization, short product life cycles and faster time to market are inducing a lot of complexities in controlling the current production systems. Consequently, the production systems are incapable of handling changing product variety and volume in a productive way and often involve intensive redesigning and reconfiguration processes. This paper introduces the concept of versatile production setups, an intelligent approach for selecting appropriate resources and optimal parameter settings to enable fast changeability as well as for reducing quality assurance time to achieve productivity in production processes.


Versatile Production Setups Plug and Produce Reconfigurability Ease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarfraz Ul Haque Minhas
    • 1
  • Christian Lehmann
    • 1
  • Ulrich Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Automation TechnologyBrandenburgische Technische UniversitätCottbusGermany

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