Order-related acoustic characterization of production data
First online: 05.09.2012
Cite this article as: Iber, M. & Windt, K. Logist. Res. (2012) 5: 89. doi:10.1007/s12159-012-0084-y
The conductor of an orchestra is able to distinguish not only between different instruments, but even among dozens of string players performing on instruments with similar sound qualities. Trained human ear not only is capable to highly differentiate between pitches and colors of sound, but also to localize the position, where the sound is coming from. This paper presents a parameter mapping sonification approach on production data, which is based on these human perceptual skills. Representatively for other logistic parameters, throughput times of orders are sonified and allocated in a sonic space. Additionally to auditory representations of the established resource and order oriented views in logistics, a third perspective is introduced, which displays the complete workflow of an order simultaneously as a multi-pitched spatial sound. Thus, causes and impacts of high throughput times in the data set example could be identified.
Manufacturing Parameter mapping sonification Data mining Logistic analysis