Development and Application of a Framework for Shift Planning Solutions in the Manufacturing Industry regarding Industry 4.0
In this thesis, a framework regarding the selection of an ideal shift planning solution is developed and applied at the premises of a multinational manufacturing company. The proposed framework of this thesis is divided into seven phases, each with its distinct goals and deliverables. The preparation and gap analysis phase provide insight into the issues of the current shift planning system in use and lays the bases for the requirement analysis. In the solution comparison phase, a total of 29 distinct shift planning solutions are reviewed. Following a prioritization of the requirements and their alignment with the shift planning solution, a final decision towards a shift planning solution is simplified. The framework thus provides a proven guideline in selecting a shift planning solution in the manufacturing industry by making the decision and selection process more accessible and transparent.
Studienbetreuer: Claas Wagner