Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry

Beatriz Andres, Raquel Sanchis, Raul Poler, Leila Saari

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Abstract

Especially small and medium size enterprises need to have joint efforts to tackle the on-going changes in their business environment. Information and communication Technologies enable the increase of collaboration between enterprises. In this paper, the specific problem to be solved is the collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Plan (MRP). The MRP is solved through the design of a heuristic algorithm based on the Least Unit Cost (LUC) technique, and is validated in the automotive industry. In this paper the collaboration is enhanced through iterations when first and second tier companies in the supply chain of the automotive industry exchange information on their demand and production plans. The proposed algorithm is part of the optimisation module developed in the Cloud Collaborative Manufacturing Networks (C2NET) project. The data needed to solve are extracted from the existing legacy systems of the companies and mapped with the C2NET data structure. In future, C2NET will provide several algorithms to solve planning problems within manufacturing industries as well as other sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUSB Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages496-503
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0774-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event23rd International Conference On Engineering, Technlogy and Innovation, ICE/ITMC - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference On Engineering, Technlogy and Innovation, ICE/ITMC
Abbreviated titleICE/ITMC 2017
CountryPortugal
CityMadeira
Period27/06/1729/06/17

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Automotive industry
Planning
Industry
Legacy systems
Heuristic algorithms
Supply chains
Data structures
Communication
Costs

Keywords

  • algorithm
  • collaboration
  • collaborative networks
  • demand plan
  • materials requirement plan
  • optimisation
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • supply chain

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Andres, B., Sanchis, R., Poler, R., & Saari, L. (2017). Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry. In USB Proceedings: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC) (pp. 496-503). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE.
Andres, Beatriz ; Sanchis, Raquel ; Poler, Raul ; Saari, Leila. / Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry. USB Proceedings: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. pp. 496-503
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Andres, B, Sanchis, R, Poler, R & Saari, L 2017, Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry. in USB Proceedings: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, pp. 496-503, 23rd International Conference On Engineering, Technlogy and Innovation, ICE/ITMC , Madeira, Portugal, 27/06/17.

Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry. / Andres, Beatriz; Sanchis, Raquel; Poler, Raul; Saari, Leila.

USB Proceedings: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. p. 496-503.

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Andres B, Sanchis R, Poler R, Saari L. Collaborative calculation of the Materials Requirement Planning in the Automotive Industry. In USB Proceedings: 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2017. p. 496-503