COGNITIVE ELEMENTS AS ENABLERS FOR FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTIVE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS – COGNITIVE ELEMENTS SUPPORT THE FLEXIBILITY OF ASSEMBLY WORKERS AND ASSURE HIGH FLEXIBILITY WITH BEST PRODUCT QUALITY
In many cases, products manufactured in low-wage countries cannot compete with those from Europe in terms of price. However, –to counterbalance with the increased production costs in Europe to the customer, additional benefits must be generated for the customer, such as: high quality, shorter delivery times, etc. Flexible production systems can be one such approach to reduce the production costs. They make it possible to manufacture different types of products with the same production equipment at relatively low costs.