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The Concept of a Real-Time Enterprise in Manufacturing

Design and Implementation of a Framework based on EDA and CEP

Metz, Daniel

2014, XXVIII, 167 p. 74 illus.

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Enterprises have to react instantly to changing market conditions and disturbances that occur during execution of value creation processes. Depending upon the processes’ context, the goal is to significantly reduce lead times, reaction times, and time-to-market, among others. The vision of a real-time enterprise (RTE), which is able to sense and analyze events from internal and external sources, and perform adequate (re-)actions, has been envisaged by manufacturing enterprises. Daniel Metz presents a framework based on EDA and CEP towards the realization of RTE in manufacturing. The framework closes the vertical integration gap, and further, establishes feedback in (near) real-time among enterprise levels. As such, the framework provides a holistic and closed-loop control of (manufacturing) processes, and encompasses results and insights from management, engineering, and computer science. The framework has been implemented for a small and medium sized foundry in Germany. The developed control approach has led to a significant increase in (manufacturing) processes’ efficiency (i.e., performance, quality, and availability).




  • Process Model toward the Realization of RTE
  • Event-Driven Framework for Real-Time Monitoring and Control
  • Implementation and Evaluation in a Foundry



Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of business informatics
  • IT-Executives and managers involved in manufacturing IT


The Author

Dr. Daniel Metz obtained his doctorate degree at the University of Siegen and is now working as a Software Engineer.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Complex Event Processing (CEP) - Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) - Manufacturing Execution System (MES) - Real-Time Enterprise (RTE)

Related subjects » Wirtschaftsinformatik

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