Professional education: Production system 1– Flow analysis
Production systems in industry often involve high flexibility with the possibility of manufacturing a number of product variants or different products. Production systems are often built up of computer-controlled machines and robots, as well as sensors and control systems for collecting data in the manufacture and control of various processes. With more machines in a production system, more opportunities are given but also higher complexity. Knowledge of how efficient the system is therefore becomes important, as are methods of understanding how it works and how it can be even more efficient.