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Achieving holonic control : an incremental approach

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jacqueline JarvisJacqueline Jarvis, D McFarlane, Dennis JarvisDennis Jarvis
Holonic manufacturing is a concept of considerable promise in terms of providing the flexibility and responsiveness required by virtual enterprises. However if this promise is to be realised then two key issues need to be addressed. Firstly, migration strategies need to be developed to enable existing manufacturing systems which use conventional controller technology to progressively incorporate holonic manufacturing concepts. Secondly, holonic manufacturing principles need to be applied and integrated at all levels of the production planning and control process. In this paper, our primary concern is the first issue – we present and evaluate the technical feasibility of a strategy for the incremental introduction of holonic manufacturing principles into existing production control systems. We believe that the approach that we present, through its adoption of a strong part and task execution focus, will provide a sound platform for addressing the second issue.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

51

Issue

1

Start Page

211

End Page

223

Number of Pages

13

ISSN

0166-3615

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Elsevier Science B.V.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Agent Oriented Software (Firm); University of Cambridge;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Computers in industry.