Evaluation of Production Processes Using Hybrid Simulation

  • Norbert Gronau
  • Hanna TheuerEmail author
  • Sander Lass
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


Changing market conditions, variable customer demands and growing customer requirements are some reasons for producing companies to create flexible and adaptable processes and to fulfil the customer demands in a high quality. For this reason it may be beneficial to change the production system from a centralized towards a decentralized production management approach. It is of high importance to figure out the best mix of centralized and decentralized production control for every company separately, while at the same time ensuring that the process continues running. Comprehensive analyses often turn out to be time-consuming and expensive. Especially small and medium sized enterprises have to avoid these side-effects. This article presents a method for the fast and well-founded evaluation of the best mix of decentralized and centralized production control by using autonomous technologies.


Decentralized production control Hybrid simulation Autonomous technologies Robust production control 



The project upon which this publication is based is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) under the project number: 01MA09018A. This publication reflects the views of only the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic GovernmentUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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