Responsive system based on a reconfigurable structure

Efstathiou, Janet and Hu, Bo (2006) Responsive system based on a reconfigurable structure. In: Pham, Duc T., Eldukhri, Eldaw E. and Soroka, Anthony J., (eds.) Intelligent Production Machines and Systems - 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference 3-14 July 2006. Elsevier Science Ltd. ISBN 978-0080451572

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A reconfigurable modular approach is proposed to construct a responsive manufacturing system to satisfy customers’ varied demand. In order to achieve this, the system employs a three-level control structure. We present the system’s dynamic behavior and optimal layout, as well as performance measures. Entropic measurement of demand and factory capacity is used to determine the local optimal strategy under dynamic scheduling. We conclude this paper using cases of successful fast-responding corporations to gain insight into
responsive reconfigurable systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Responsive, RMS, Dynamic Scheduling, Entropy, Customization
Subject(s): Complexity
Operations management
Project management
Centre: CABDyN Complexity Centre
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 10:58
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016 10:43

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