Adaptive manufacturing scheduling: a flexible and configurable agent-based prototype
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Adaptive manufacturing scheduling: a flexible and configurable agent-based prototype. PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 16 (5). pp. 479-487. ISSN 0953-7287Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537280500121810
To improve the decision support tools available to manufacturing engineers operating in less than certain environments, an agent-based manufacturing scheduling system has been developed. In this paper, the application of intelligent agents to manufacturing problems is discussed and a description of the developed system is provided. The proof-of-concept demonstrator was developed using the JADE platform, XML ontology and a message passing system based on the contract-net protocol. The system was designed to be generic, allowing it to be tailored to suit a wide variety of different manufacturing problems. To demonstrate this, the system was used to model an existing manufacturing cell within Rolls-Royce. The system successfully produced schedules of comparable quality to the existing control system, with the added capability to proactively adapt to changing circumstances. Further work includes the development of a statistical analysis tool set to support and further testing to quantify the operational benefits of the agent-based scheduler.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL|
|Publisher:||TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 479-487|
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