SimProve research project
Linking discrete-event simulation and process mining for more efficient analysis and design of production and logistics systems
With a start date of 24 September 2021 and a duration of 2 years, the SimProve project will begin its work under the leadership of SimPlan and in close cooperation with BMW AG, Munich. The project idea is to optimise the linking of process mining and discrete event simulation, taking into account application-related use cases.
Researchers from the Department of Production Organisation 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 programme.
The partners in the SimProve project are now researching the target-oriented as well as application-oriented linking of innovative digital planning methods in order to generate noticeable 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 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, which will make production and logistics systems more resilient with regard to disruptive events – as they are characteristic of 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 designing the digitalised production and logistics systems of tomorrow can be maximised.
The project consortium includes the following partners:
The SimProve research project is funded by the state of Hesse as part of the Distr@l programme. The funding started in September 2021 and will last 2 years.