Agent Based Manufacturing

Author: S.M. Deen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662056240
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Low-volume high-variety products like personalized cars or customized engines will be the key issues for manufacturing in the 21st century. The necessary control technology is based on the concept of holons, which are the units of production and behave as autonomous and cooperative agents, providing flexibility, adaptability, agility, and dynamic reconfigurability. This book presents the latest research results in agent-based manufacturing as carried out by researchers in academia and industry within the international "Holonic Manufacturing Systems" project. As this project was driven by industry, the results presented here are of vital interest not just to researchers in agent technologies or distributed artificial intelligence, but also to engineers and professionals in industry who have to respond to rapid changes and new demands in production.

Betriebsorganisation f r Ingenieure

Author: Hans-Peter Wiendahl
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446441018
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dieses bewährte Lehrbuch vermittelt in konzentrierter, systematischer Darstellung das technisch-organisatorische Grundwissen, das zum Management von Industriebetrieben notwendig ist. Dabei werden Unternehmen betrachtet, die anspruchsvolle variantenreiche Erzeugnisse in kleinen und mittleren Stückzahlen herstellen. Typische Branchen hierfür sind Maschinenbau, Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, Haushaltsgeräte und Automobilzulieferer. Das Buch erläutert die wesentlichen Unternehmensfunktionen und ihr Zusammenwirken im Laufe der Produktentstehung und Auftragsabwicklung vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Entwicklungen. Hierzu zählen die Kunden- und Mitarbeiterorientierung, die Ausrichtung der Geschäftsprozesse an der Wertschöpfungskette und die Einbettung in ein globales Umfeld einschließlich ökologischer Aspekte. Ausgehend von der Organisation, Planung und Führung des gesamten Unternehmens und seinen rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen folgt eine detaillierte Beschreibung der Produktplanung, -entwicklung und -konstruktion, des betrieblichen Informationswesens, der Arbeitsvorbereitung und Fabrikplanung, der Produktionsplanung und -steuerung sowie des Qualitätsmanagements. Die prinzipiellen Abläufe werden jeweils ergänzt durch die vielfach rechnerunterstützten Methoden und Hilfsmittel sowie zahlreiche anschauliche Bilder und praktische Beispiele. Eine ausführliche Literaturliste am Ende eines jeden Kapitels sowie Hinweise auf wichtige Normen und Vorschriften ermöglichen die Vertiefung einzelner Aspekte.

Distributed Manufacturing

Author: Hermann Kühnle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848827073
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Changing world market conditions have forced manufacturers to apply new architectures and technologies for the design and control of manufacturing systems. Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples outlines the current requirements of manufacturing systems and addresses the architectures, methodologies, and technologies developed within European research activities in response to these requirements. Distributed Manufacturing: Paradigm, Concepts, Solutions and Examples will be of interest to researchers and developers in all fields involving industrial control systems, as well as to decision-makers within industry and government organizations. The reader will gain a detailed knowledge of the current research directions in industrial control, reaching a comprehensive understanding of current advances, their expected benefits and limitations, and the possible consequences for industrial businesses.

Industrial Communication Systems

Author: Bogdan M. Wilamowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439802823
Format: PDF
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The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition, Industrial Communications Systems combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that helps industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components. Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Modern communication systems in factories use many different—and increasingly sophisticated—systems to send and receive information. Industrial Communication Systems spans the full gamut of concepts that engineers require to maintain a well-designed, reliable communications system that can ensure successful operation of any production process. Delving into the subject, this volume covers: Technical principles Application-specific areas Technologies Internet programming Outlook, including trends and expected challenges Other volumes in the set: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics Power Electronics and Motor Drives Control and Mechatronics Intelligent Systems

ETFA

Author: Lucia Lo Bello
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780780394025
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Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing

Author: Lihui Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846287529
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the first book to focus on emerging technologies for distributed intelligent decision-making in process planning and dynamic scheduling. It has two sections: a review of several key areas of research, and an in-depth treatment of particular techniques. Each chapter addresses a specific problem domain and offers practical solutions to solve it. The book provides a better understanding of the present state and future trends of research in this area.

Agent based Supply Network Event Management

Author: Roland Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 376437487X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM)" is one of the major topics in application-oriented Supply Chain Management. However, many solutions lack conceptual precision and currently available client-server SCEM-systems are ill-suited for complex supply networks in today's business environment. Agent-based proactive information logistics promises to overcome existing deficits by providing event-related information to all participants in the distributed environment. Hence, follow-up costs of disruptive events are significantly reduced for all network participants and performance of a supply network is increased. In this book a thorough analysis of the event management problem domain is the starting point to develop a generic agent-based approach to Supply Network Event Management. The main focus lies on practical issues of event management (e.g., semantic interoperability) and economic benefits to be achieved with agent technology in this state-of-the-art problem domain.

Global Production Management

Author: Kai Mertins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792386056
Format: PDF, ePub
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The globalization of manufacturing is a key development in most industries over the last decade. New technologies like e-commerce, genetic algorithms, and neural networks have to be adapted to the manufacturing environment. This book deals with methods and tools suitable for designing, managing and controlling processes within the supply chain. Virtual Enterprise and Extended Enterprise are the terms which describe the challenges for global production management. The implementation of global production management requires integration of business processes, technical and organizational aspects. The main topics of the papers selected for this book are therefore: Strategic manufacturing issues and design of virtual enterprises; Supply chain management; Performance measurement and management information; Business process engineering; Modeling and simulation; Advanced scheduling approaches and decision support; IT systems to support global production . The book contains case studies as well as reports on research findings. The papers represent a summary of current issues which have been presented at the International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS) in September 1999. This event was sponsored by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), and was organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK), Berlin. The authors are leading experts within the international community in the field of production management. Global Production Management is suitable as a reference for researchers and practitioners in global manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics and IT services, and consultants. It can also be used as further reading for advanced courses on management and manufacturing.

Agent Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering

Author: Levent Yilmaz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527407812
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents an accessible account of the contribution of systems engineering to modeling and simulation, especially to agent-directed simulation (ADS). With an emphasis on the application of ADS systems engineering to large and complex systems.