Circular Production Planning and Control


The service supports production scheduling in circular value-chains. Additionally, the service includes a Reverse Bill of Material (BoM) Explosion logic to identify the right cores to be used in remanufacturing.


The Reverse BoM Explosion ensures that the selected cores meet the demands of the final assembly as well as possible. The scheduling considers the sequence of processes for a core, the capacities and the capabilities of the resources and the BoM of the final products and has the objective to calculate the shortest make span possible for the complete remanufacturing process.


The result of the Reverse BoM is a list of cores that are to be used for remanufacturing at the relevant period in time.
The result of the scheduling is a detailed schedule for the remanufacturing saying exactly which process for which core or which product has to be performed at which time on which resource.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, DT-ICT-07-2018-2019 “Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories” topic, under Grant Agreement ID 873111