WIPO logo
Mobile | Deutsch | Español | Français | 日本語 | 한국어 | Português | Русский | 中文 | العربية |
PATENTSCOPE

Search International and National Patent Collections
World Intellectual Property Organization
Search
 
Browse
 
Translate
 
Options
 
News
 
Login
 
Help
 
Machine translation
1. (WO2009143032) METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING A MANUFACTURING PROCESS HAVING A PLURALITY OF INTERCONNECTED DISCREET OPERATING STATIONS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/143032    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/044283
Publication Date: 26.11.2009 International Filing Date: 18.05.2009
IPC:
G05B 19/418 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY [US/US]; One Procter & Gamble Plaza Cincinnati, OH 45202 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
OVERLEY, Matthew, Bernard [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BELL, Brian, Kelly [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: OVERLEY, Matthew, Bernard; (US).
BELL, Brian, Kelly; (US)
Common
Representative:
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY; Eileen L. Hughett Global Patent Services 299 East Sixth Street, Sycamore Building, 4th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 (US)
Priority Data:
12/122,953 19.05.2008 US
Title (EN) METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING A MANUFACTURING PROCESS HAVING A PLURALITY OF INTERCONNECTED DISCREET OPERATING STATIONS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ D'OPTIMISATION D'UN PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION COMPTANT UNE PLURALITÉ DE STATIONS DE TRAVAIL DISCRÈTES INTERCONNECTÉES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A process to control product throughput in a multi-station manufacturing system is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: providing the manufacturing system as a plurality of discrete operating stations; separating the plurality of pathways into a plurality of independent pathways; identifying a first constraining throughput capacity corresponding to each of the plurality of independent pathways; adjusting a target rate of each of the discrete operating stations in each of the plurality of independent pathways according to the corresponding first constraining throughput capacity; reconstituting the plurality of independent pathways into an interconnected pathway comprising the discrete operating stations; reforming the plurality of pathways for the object of manufacture to pass from the first operating station to the distal operating station; combining the target rate of each of the discrete operating stations of the interconnected pathways; and, adjusting product throughput according to the combined target rates.
(FR)L'invention concerne un procédé de commande du flux de produit dans un système de fabrication à stations multiples. Le procédé comprend les étapes consistant à : se procurer le système de fabrication sous la forme d'une pluralité de stations de travail discrètes; séparer la pluralité de trajets en une pluralité de trajets indépendants; identifier une première capacité de débit contraignante correspondant à chaque trajet dans la pluralité de trajets indépendants; ajuster un débit de consigne de chacune des stations de travail discrètes, sur chaque trajet de la pluralité de trajets indépendants en fonction de la première capacité de débit contraignante correspondante; reconstituer la pluralité de trajets indépendants pour donner un trajet interconnecté comprenant les stations de travail discrètes; reformer la pluralité de trajets que l'objet à fabriquer doit parcourir entre la première station de travail et la station de travail d'extrémité; combiner le débit de consigne de chacune des stations de travail discrètes des trajets interconnectés; et ajuster le flux de produit en fonction des débits de consigne combinés.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)