research for efficient Configurations Of Remanufacturing Enterprises
Press releases about reCORE
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Nordbayerischer Kurier, Tuesday, 21/12/2010
Medienmitteilung Universität Bayreuth, No. 352 / 2010, 20/12/2010

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Forschungsprojekt „reCORE“ an der Universität Bayreuth gestartet

Das Forschungsprojekt „reCORE“ ist mit internationalen Experten
aus drei europäischen Ländern gestartet. Die Auftaktveranstaltung
fand jetzt an der Universität Bayreuth statt.
Das Team um Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Steinhilper (Universität
Bayreuth, Lehrstuhl Umweltgerechte Produktionstechnik LUP und
Leiter Fraunhofer-Projektgruppe Prozessinnovation) hat mit der
Auftaktveranstaltung des Projekts „reCORE - research for efficient
configurations of remanufacturing enterprises“ ein weiteres
internationales Forschungsprojekt, gefördert vom Bundesministerium
für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi), auf den Weg gebracht. Ziel
ist es, praxistaugliche Lösungen zur Effizienzsteigerung in kleinen und
mittleren Unternehmen der Austauschteileproduktion für die
Automobil-Ersatzteillieferung zu schaffen.

Im Fokus des zweieinhalbjährigen Projekts „reCORE“ stehen die
Entwicklung und Etablierung von neuen Methoden und technischen
Lösungen für effiziente Abläufe und Prozesse zur Aufarbeitung von
Automobilkomponenten, wie etwa Anlassern, Getrieben und Motoren.
Im Hinblick auf die zunehmende Vielfalt an Produktvarianten werden
vor allem die Produktionsorganisation, die Planung und Steuerung von
Fertigungsschritten, das Lagermanagement und der Einsatz von
Identifikationstechnologie für einen effizienten Umgang mit den
Unternehmensressourcen betrachtet. Die Universität Bayreuth, die die
Projektleitung inne hat, arbeitet in diesem Projekt mit zwei
schwedischen wissenschaftlichen Institutionen, dem Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH) und der Chalmers University of Technology
(Chalmers), zusammen. Darüber hinaus beteiligen sich ein spanisches,
vier schwedische und vier deutsche Unternehmen, die moderne
Austauschteile herstellen.


 
ReMaTecNews_07-2010.jpg ReMaTecNews, No. 07, November 2010

German government to fund reCORE project

Germany’s Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) has officially agreed to fund the so-called reCORE project aimed at researching into efficient configurations of remanufacturing companies. Announced at
the end of October, the decision means that the two and a half year programme involving a series of reman companies and academic institutions in Europe will now go ahead. It will be centered on the Chair of  Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology, Fraunhofer Project Group Process Innovation at the University of Bayreuth.

“The approval by the German government is very encouraging. As a result, we can now go full speed ahead with the projects which we believe will pave the way for new knowledge about how best to handle high product variety in remanufacturing companies,” Project Manager Michael Haumann
told ReMaTecNews, which is an additional partner in the project.

From the outset focus will be on four main areas: Production organisation, (eg. versatile workstations), planning and control (efficient, flexible shop-floor-proof tools), core management and warehouse strategies, identification (part numbers, history, quality).

The participating companies and academic institutions are:

Research Organisations
• Bayreuth University (Bayreuth, Germany)
• Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden)
• Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Company Partners
• Autoteile Jakobs (Voelklingen, Germany)
• Herrmanns Kfz-Technik und Recycling (Hailtingen, Germany)
• BU Drive (Lingen, Germany)
• Mela (Schwerin, Germany)
• WAT Direcciones (Mallabia, Spain)
• CIT Recycling Development (Gothenburg, Sweden)
• Megalans Remanufacturing (Gothenburg, Sweden)
• Norrahammars Mekaniska Verkstad (Joenkoeping, Sweden)
• UBD Cleantech (Svedala, Sweden)

At Bayreuth University the following academic staff will be involved:
Michael Haumann, Sandra Seifert, Oliver Oechsle, Kirsten Bohr


 
ReMaTecNews_06-2010.jpg ReMaTecNews, No. 06, Oktober 2010

reCORE - Research for Efficient Configurations of Remanufacturing
Enterprises

3 research institutions from Germany and Sweden; 9 remanufacturers from Germany, Sweden and Spain; 3 additional partners from The Netherlands and Germany; 4 fulltime researchers; 2,5 years of hard work ahead and 1 topic to be addressed.

These are the key facts for a new European research project of Bayreuth University which is about to kick-off. The project reCORE – research for efficient configurations of remanufacturing enterprises - will pave the way for handling high product variety in remanufacturing companies more efficiently.

A diversified spectrum of different brands, products, models, configurations
and core quality levels requires each a specific set of operations resulting in high product as well as process variety. Unlike new production companies, remanufacturers, however, can merely passively handle such variety instead of avoid or reduce part numbers actively as they usually have no
influence on the design of products.

All this makes daily operations a difficult and challenging task in which generic tools often fail. The project picks up on these burdens and supports remanufacturers in handling variety through novel concepts
and pragmatic solutions within four target areas:
• Production organization (e.g. versatile work stations).
• Planning and control (e.g. efficient but flexible shop-floor-proof tools).
• Core management (e.g. warehouse strategies).
• Identification (e.g. part numbers/history/quality).

Methodologies, technical solutions and indicators will be developed for the partner companies. The results will then be gathered into a configuration toolbox which allows for individual selection of modules and recombination according to specific requirements of any other remanufacturing
company.

First outcomes will be available from early 2011 – the configuration toolbox will be presented mid 2012 followed by the implementation within the partner companies and a verification period until the end of the research project which is scheduled to finish in March 2013.


 
Newsticker
20.11.2013
Project reCORE Completed Successfully
With the final presentation in March 2013 the project reCORE was completed. The overall goal to support companies by managing complexity in remanufacturing processes was realized by a configurator that outputs methods, indicators and complexity... [ ...more ]
Contact
Sandra Seifert

Fraunhofer Project Group Process Innovation
Chair Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technology
University of Bayreuth

Universitaetsstr. 9
95447 Bayreuth
Phone ++49 / 78516-423
Fax ++49 / 78516-105

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