Study on process planning system for holonic manufacturing (3rd report, process planning considering machining schedules)

Nobuhiro Sugimura, Rajesh Shrestha, Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Koji Iwamura

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New architectures of manufacturing systems have been proposed aiming at realizing more flexible control structures of manufacturing systems which can cope with dynamic changes in volume and variety of products. They are so called as holonic manufacturing systems, autonomous distributed manufacturing systems, random manufacturing systems and biological manufacturing systems. The objective of the present research is to develop an integrated process planning and scheduling system which is applicable to the holonic manufacturing systems. In the previous paper, a systematic method is proposed to select suitable sequences of machining equipment, by applying the genetic algorithm (GA) and the dynamic programming (DP) methods. The method is extended, in the present paper, to consider the production schedules of the machining equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2469-2475
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Holonic Manufacturing System
  • Machining Sequence
  • Process Planning
  • Production Schedules
  • Production System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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