Resource-aware aggregate planning for the distributed manufacturing enterprise
Maropoulos, P. G., McKay, K. R. and Bramall, D. G., 2002. Resource-aware aggregate planning for the distributed manufacturing enterprise. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 51 (1), pp. 363-366.
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The realization of 'intelligent and resource aware' distributed enterprises requires substantial development of the underpinning modelling, information management and knowledge representation technologies. This paper deals with the 'resource-aware, aggregate planning' of manufacturing operations at early design stages. The term 'resource aware' indicates the creation of a dynamic inter-relationship between the planning entities and the enterprise resources, humans and machines. The technologies employed for implementing the pilot methods include; a web-centric co-development environment, unique methods for enriching planning entities with knowledge, and a flexible engine supporting planning scenarios by using evolutionary computing for optimisation and capability analysis techniques for feedback evaluation.
|Creators||Maropoulos, P. G., McKay, K. R. and Bramall, D. G.|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000176669000085|
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