Integrated dynamic process planning and scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems via autonomous agents

Hossein Tehrani Nik Nejad, Nobuhiro Sugimura, Koji Iwamura, Yoshitaka Tanimizu

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Abstract

Process planning and scheduling are important manufacturing planning activities which deal with resource utilization and time span of the manufacturing operations. The process plans and the schedules generated in the planning phase shall be modified in the execution phase due to the disturbances in the manufacturing systems. This paper deals with a multi-agent architecture of an integrated and dynamic system for process planning and scheduling for multi jobs. Systematic methods are proposed to generate the process plans and the schedules of the manufacturing resources and the individual jobs, dynamically and incrementally. A simulation software has been prepared to carry out case studies, aimed at verifying the performance of the proposed multi-agent architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2007 Nov 72007 Nov 9

Other

Other4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period07/11/707/11/9

Keywords

  • Flexible manufacturing system
  • Integrated process planning and scheduling
  • Multi agent system
  • Real time scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Tehrani Nik Nejad, H., Sugimura, N., Iwamura, K., & Tanimizu, Y. (2007). Integrated dynamic process planning and scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems via autonomous agents. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007, Fukuoka, Japan.