Kick-off: Research project SimProve
Linking simulation and process mining for more efficient analysis and design of production and logistics systems
Researchers from the Department of Production Organization and Factory Planning at the University of Kassel are already working on mastering the increasingly complex production and logistics systems of the future in the SimProve research project funded by the state of Hesse in the Distr@l program.
Under the leadership of SimPlan AG, Hanau, and in close cooperation with BMW AG, Munich, the consortium officially launched the project at a kick-off meeting on September 24, 2021. Research is now being conducted into the target-oriented as well as application-oriented linking of innovative digital planning methods in order to generate tangible added value for applications in industry. With the help of discrete-event simulation – the decisive foundation of the digital factory twin – as well as process mining, it will be possible in the future to answer “what-if” questions in an industrial context on the basis of automatically evaluated actual process data. This will make it possible to make reliable statements about the future, making production and logistics systems more resilient in the face of disruptive events such as those that characterize today’s globally networked economy.
Within the framework of the project, the research partners draw on comprehensive methodological and application competencies that have been built up over decades and on the basis of which the potential for shaping the digitalized production and logistics systems of tomorrow can be maximized.