Process Oriented Analysis: Design and Optimization of Industrial Production Systems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Process Oriented Analysis

Design and Optimization of Industrial Production Systems, 1st Edition

By Urs B. Meyer, Simone E. Creux, Andrea K. Weber Marin

CRC Press

521 pages | 350 B/W Illus.

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In modern manufacturing, it is not simply the equipment that is increasingly complex but rather the entire business system in which a company operates. Convoluted supply chains, complicated resource flows, advanced information systems: all must be taken into account when designing or reengineering a manufacturing system. Introducing a powerful yet easy-to-follow method, Process Oriented Analysis: Design and Optimization of Industrial Production Systems offers clear and practical guidance on applying this proven analytical technique to any type of manufacturing operation.

Linking abstract theoretical concepts to real-world implementation, this book outlines the principles of Process Oriented Analysis (POA) and demonstrates the application of these concepts using actual case studies. The authors first present the diagrams and analytical tools used in POA to represent both the static structure and dynamic behavior of the system. They then demonstrate how to build a simulation model by translating the diagram components into usable source code. Software for generating these types of diagrams is available for download from the Internet, along with a thorough tutorial that includes questions and interactive case studies.

Taking a consistent approach that anyone in the organization can use and understand, Process Oriented Analysis is the perfect resource for planning, designing, debugging, and optimizing modern production systems.

Table of Contents


Process Oriented Analysis


Concept of POA

Static Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

Setup of a Production Analysis

Projects Using POA Models

Organization of the Book

Delimitation of Process Oriented Analysis


Upper and Lower CASE

Structured Analysis

Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Computer Support


Flow Diagram


Flow Diagram: Why?

Flow Diagram Elements

System Boundary

System Structuring in the Hierarchy

Element Specification and Data Dictionary

Setup of a Model and Recommendations

Application Examples: Gas Station

Apply Your Knowledge

Value Flow Diagram


Value Flow Diagram: Why?

VFD Elements

Flow Types and Flow Categories

Calculation of the Value

Element Specification and Calculation

Special Examples

Application Example: Gas Station

Apply Your Knowledge

Resource Flow Diagram


Resource Flow Diagram: Why?

RFD Elements

Flow Types and Flow Categories

Calculation in the Flow and Process Specification

Mass Analysis in the RFD

Energy Analysis in the RFD

Exergy Analysis

Embodied Energy Analysis

Application Example: Gas Station

Apply Your Knowledge


State Chart


State Chart: Why?

State Chart Elements

Model Structure

From Flow Diagram to State Chart

Recommendation and Guidelines

Application Example: Gas Station

Apply Your Knowledge

Simulation Model


Simulation Model: Why?

From Flow Diagram to Code

Application of Commercial Simulation Packages

Application Example: Gas Station

Apply Your Knowledge

Real-Time Control


POA for Real-Time Control: Why?

Machinery States of Manufacturing Processes

System View in the State Domain

Program Design and Coding

Programmable Logic Control of a Fan Heater

Application Example: Gas Pump

Apply Your Knowledge


System Analysis of a Service Enterprise

Getting to know the Operation of a Bar

Setting up the Model

Evaluation Report and Benefits of the Method

Economical Analysis of a Weaving Mill with Integrated Finishing

Model of a Production Plant

Company and Product

Procedure for Setting up a Model

Value Flow Diagram of WeaveFine

Evaluation Report and Benefits of the Method

Exergy Analysis of an Industrial Bakery

Energy Analysis of the Croissant Line

Resource Flow Diagrams of the Croissant Line

Exergy Balance of the Baking Process

Benefits of the Method

System Control for the Demagnetizing of TV Display Tubes

Demagnetizing of TV Display Tubes

New Conception of a Demagnetizing Process Line

System Architecture of the New Production Line

Process Control for Degauss Production Line

Benefits of the Method

Operational Concept for an Automated Plant

New Production Setup

What is Texturizing?

Dynamic Model of the Texturizing Plant

Simulation Program for the Texturizing Plant

Results and Benefits of the Model

Reengineering of a Cable Car

Cable Car System

Reengineering of a Transport Process

Flow Diagrams and State Charts

Transport Simulation

Conclusions and Benefit of the Model






Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General