Optimize resource utilization at multi-site facilities with agent technology

M. K. Lim, H. K. Chan

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Abstract

Many enterprises expanded their manufacturing environment from localised, single-site facility to more globalised, multi-site facilities. This paper proposes a multi-agent system, using its characteristics of autonomy and intelligence, to integrate process planning and production scheduling across different facilities, so as to secure the most efficient and cost-effective plan and schedule to meet the demand. A currency-based agent iterative bidding mechanism is developed to facilitate the coordination of agents. A genetic algorithm is employed to tune the currency values for agent bidding. In this paper, a case study is used for simulation in order to demonstrate the effectiveness and performance of the proposed agent system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCompetitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2012, Revised Selected Papers
Pages503-510
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 24 Sep 201226 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
NumberPART 2
Volume398
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period24/09/1226/09/12

Keywords

  • Genetic algorithm
  • Multi-agent system
  • Multi-site manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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