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Conference Title: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Series Title: Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Volume# 13 | Part# 1
Publisher: International Federation of Automatic Control
Venue, City, Country: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
National Organizing Committee Chair: Bakhtadze, Natalia; Dozortsev, Victor
International Program Committee Chair: Dolgui, Alexandre; Pereira, Carlos Eduardo; Mirkin, Evgeny A. ; Kostyukov, Valentin E.
Conference Editor: Bakhtadze, Natalia; Dolgui, Alexandre
ISBN: 978-3-902661-43-2
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Start Date: 2009-06-03
End Date: 2009-06-05
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Welcome and Introduction

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2009-06-03
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.90001
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
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Technical Program

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.90002
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.90003
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.90004
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
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Production Systems Engineering: Problems, Solutions, and Applications

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Li, Jingshan; Meerkov, Semyon M.; Zhang, Liang 2009-06-03
Authors: Li, Jingshan; Meerkov, Semyon M.; Zhang, Liang
Abstract: Production Systems Engineering (PSE) is an emerging branch of Engineering intended to uncover fundamental principles of production systems and utilize them for analysis, continuous improvement, and design. In PSE, manufacturing systems are addressed based on first principles and at the same level of rigor as that in other engineering disciplines. This paper is intended to give a general characterization of PSE and consider, in some details, several PSE problems. Specifically, the problems of performance analysis, bottlenecks, leanness, system-theoretic properties, and transient behavior are addressed. In addition, several case studies are described and the PSE Toolbox, which implements the techniques and algorithms developed, is presented.
Keywords: Manufacturing System Engineering; PLM Systems; Process Planning/Equipment Selection
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00001
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 1-14
Optimal Lotsizing within Mrp Theory

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Grubbström, Robert W.; Bogataj, Marija; Bogataj, Ludvik 2009-06-03
Authors: Grubbström, Robert W.; Bogataj, Marija; Bogataj, Ludvik
Abstract: MRP Theory combines the use of Input-Output Analysis and Laplace transforms, enabling the development of a theoretical background for multi-level, multi-stage production-inventory systems together with their economic evaluation, in particular applying the Net Present Value principle (NPV). In this paper we concentrate our attention on the question of optimal lotsizing decisions within the MRP Theory framework. MRP Theory has mainly dealt with assembly structures by which items produced downstream (on a higher level in the product structure) contain one or more sub-items on lower levels, but at each stage, the assembly activity produces only one type of output. This enables the input matrix, after enumerating all items suitably, to be organised as a triangular matrix, with non-zero elements only appearing below its main diagonal. The introduction of a diagonal lead time matrix capturing the advanced timing when required inputs are needed, enables compact expressions to be obtained, explaining the development of key variables such as available inventory and backlogs in the frequency domain. Central in this theory is the generalised input matrix showing when and how much the internal (dependent) demand amounts to for any production plan. Previously has been demonstrated that in a one-product case, inner-corner conditions for an optimum production plan in continuous time reduce the number of possible replenishment times to a finite set of given points at which either a replenishment is made, or not. The dynamic lotsizing problem is thus turned into choosing from a set of zero-one decisions with alternatives, of which one (or possibly several equivalent) solution(s) must be optimal, where m is the number of requirement (demand) events. Given these points in time and the corresponding staircase function describing cumulative demand, the optimal plan may be obtained, for instance by employing the Triple Algorithm of dynamic lotsizing. This applies either an Average Cost approach, or the Net Present Value principle is applied. In this paper, we extend this analysis to a general multi-item system of the assembly type. Among other issues, it is shown how the number of internal demand events depends on product structure and number of external demand events. Also the inner-corner condition is proven still to be valid in this somewhat more complex situation, when demand for lower-level items no longer is given from the outset, but instead depends on decisions concerning production of items on higher levels in the product structure. A simple dynamic program procedure is provided offering a solution to maximising the NPV for any general assembly system. To solve for the optimal production plan, the Triple Algorithm may be applied to each stage.
Keywords: Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00002
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 15-30
SmartFactory – a Vision Becomes Reality

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Zuehlke, Detlef 2009-06-03
Authors: Zuehlke, Detlef
Abstract: In 1991, Mark Weiser described the vision of a future world under the name of Ubiquitous Computing. Since then, many details of the described vision have become reality: Our mobile phones are powerful multimedia systems, our cars computer systems on wheels, and our homes are turning into smart living environments. All these advances must be turned into products for very cost-sensitive world markets in shorter cycles than ever before. Today, the resulting requirements for design, setup, and operation of our factories become crucial for success. In the past, we often increased the complexity in structures and control systems, resulting in inflexible monolithic production systems. But the future must become “lean”—not only in organization, but also in planning and technology! We must develop technologies which allow us to speed up planning and setup, to adapt to rapid product changes during operation, and to reduce the planning effort. To meet these challenges we should also make use of the smart technologies of our daily lives. But for industrial use, there are many open questions to be answered. The existing technologies may be acceptable for consumer use but not yet for industrial applications with high safety and security requirements. Therefore, the SmartFactoryKL initiative was founded by industrial and academic partners to create and operate a demonstration and research test bed for future factory technologies. Many projects develop, test, and evaluate new solutions. This presentation describes changes and challenges, and it summarizes the experience gained to date in the SmartFactoryKL.
Keywords: Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS); Manufacturing Execution Systems; Machining and Assembly Systems
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00003
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 31-39
The Origin of Operations: Interactions between the Product and the Manufacturing Automation Control System

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Bengtsson, Kristofer; Lennartson, Bengt; Yuan, Chengyin 2009-06-03
Authors: Bengtsson, Kristofer; Lennartson, Bengt; Yuan, Chengyin
Abstract: This paper investigates the interaction and relationship between the product design and the control logic design for manufacturing automation system. One important challenge during the development of a manufacturing automation system, is to handle the information related to the manufacturing control system (i.e PLC), since it influences almost every part of the manufacturing design and process. Therefore it is crucial to know when and how this information is created, to be able to increase the development quality and efficiency. This is especially true for the product related information that impacts the design of the control system. This paper studies the liaisons, the interfaces among parts and features in the product design, and its relationship with operations and resources in the manufacturing system. These liaisons must be considered in both product and manufacturing development since the inter-relation between liaisons and operations establishes the direct mapping of constraints and demands between the two domains. This paper further proposes how the manufacturing operations can be described during the development and how they are realized by resources in the manufacturing system. An example from automotive industry is included in this paper, to demonstrate the proposed concept.
Keywords: Manufacturing System Engineering; Process Planning/Equipment Selection; New Product Development
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00004
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 40-45
Design of an Integrated Process Chain for the Production of Compressor Parts

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Vargas Aparicio, Algebra Veronica; Berger, Ulrich 2009-06-03
Authors: Vargas Aparicio, Algebra Veronica; Berger, Ulrich
Abstract: Bladed integrated disks are some of the most innovative and challenging components in modern gas turbine engines. Although, they reduce weight by 20% and improve efficiency compared with the conventional blade assembled disk, their main drawback is their high manufacturing cost. The aim of the present research is to design an integrated process chain for the production of compressor parts, in particular blisks, which will enable the reduction of costs. For this aim, the axiomatic design methodology will be applied. On the other hand, in order to retrieve, to structure and to share relevant engineering data, generated during the manufacturing process, a technology data catalogue (TDC) will be developed. While the axiomatic design methodology will provide the structure of the process chain, the TDC will provide manufacturing data needed for the design of the integrated process chain.
Keywords: Process Planning/Equipment Selection; Manufacturing System Engineering; Machining and Assembly Systems
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00005
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 46-51
Distributed Fuzzy Product Configuration Using a Multi-Agent Approach

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Ostrosi, Egon; Fougères, Alain-Jérôme; Ferney, Michel,... 2009-06-03
Authors: Ostrosi, Egon; Fougères, Alain-Jérôme; Ferney, Michel; Klein, Didier
Abstract: This paper proposes an agent-based approach to assist the product configuration in conceptual design. Based on the distributed fuzzy models, fuzziness of interactions during the collaborative and distributed design for configuration, a computational approach for product configuration is developed. The modelling and the implementation of an agent-based system, called APIC (Agents for Product Integrated Configuration), is presented. In this agent-based system, there are four communities of agents: specification community of agents, function community of agents, physical solution community of agents and production constraint community of agents. Through intra and inter-communities interactions of agents emerge the consensual physical solutions agents, a sub community of physical solution agents. The optimal product configuration is searched based on the affinities of the consensual physical solutions agents. A case study is presented to demonstrate the potential of this approach.
Keywords: New Product Development; Open Multi-Agent Systems; Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00006
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 52-57
Joint Planning of Product / Process Configuration

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Villa, Agostino 2009-06-03
Authors: Villa, Agostino
Abstract: Abstract: The growing variety of market demands calls for manufacturing systems which allow a fast inclusion of a new product into the production streams, but with an easy modification of the process. To have at disposal a system of this type, the re-organization of the process and its management implies to approach two complementary problems: 1) a post-ponement (PP) problem, that means to recognise the new characters of the innovated product such to specify its difference with respect to the set of other products already processed, and to adjoin the new working sequence in the existing processing program; 2) an order-fulfillment (OF) problem, that means to include the production flow required for the new product, within the programmed flows pattern already under processing in the SME network, by adding the minimum possible innovations to the network itself. The paper will discuss a solution of the joint PP & OF problem, and illustrate a set of procedures to be applied.
Keywords: Diagnostic and Optimization; Manufacturing Execution Systems
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00007
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 58-62
Coupling Product Configuration and Process Planning with Constraints

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Aldanondo, Michel; Vareilles, Elise; Djefel, Meriem,... 2009-06-03
Authors: Aldanondo, Michel; Vareilles, Elise; Djefel, Meriem; Gaborit, Paul; Abeille, Joel
Abstract: This paper investigates the possibility of coupling together interactive product configuration tools with process planning tools in order to communicate and make consistent decisions made from one side to the other side. In this study, product configuration and process planning are considered as constraints satisfaction problems. The first section introduces the problem and the general ideas of the proposed solution. Then, two constraints based models, respectively relevant to product configuration and process planning, are presented. Finally, first investigations for coupling these two models and associated problems are discussed. An example illustrates our proposal through out the paper.
Keywords: Product and Process Oriented Approaches; Process Planning/Equipment Selection; Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00008
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 63-68
The Translation of Will into Act: Achieving a Consensus between Managerial Decisions and Operational Abilities

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Montmain, Jacky; Trousset, François 2009-06-03
Authors: Montmain, Jacky; Trousset, François
Abstract: In the current industrial context, strategies intended to bring about continuous improvement have to include the multi-criteria performance expression aspects. A MAUT model is proposed in the first part of this paper: it captures the managers’ strategy in terms of performances improvement. The search of an efficient improvement is formalized as an optimization problem. Nevertheless, MAUT models address purely managerial decisions but do not include the material constraints related to the action plans that address the required improvement. A qualitative model is thus proposed to support this implementation part. It models the relations between goals and actions to define the most relevant action plan. Finally, a unified framework is proposed to conciliate managerial and implementation aspects in an industrial improvement project. It integrates a preferences’ model for the managerial aspects and a CSP model for the operational aspects. Both models are conjointly run into an iterative process to define an efficient improvement.
Keywords: Performance Evaluation; Capacity and Performance Evaluation; Discrete Applied Mathematics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00009
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 69-74
Using Mathematical Model for Allocation of Seedling in Seed Production: A Case Study

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Valet, Benjamin; Caux, Christophe; Durieux, Séverine,... 2009-06-03
Authors: Valet, Benjamin; Caux, Christophe; Durieux, Séverine; Nguyen, Cédric
Abstract: Allocation/Assignment problems are a class of problems which includes task planning, operation sharing and every problems of selection of parameters for a set of resources. In seed industry, the allocation of varieties in plots is an important and difficult issue usually handled manually. Different constraints linked to plots, varieties and producers have to be respected to allocate varieties correctly. In this paper a Mixed-Integer Program (MIP) model to solve this problem is presented. Results and perspectives are discussed at the end.
Keywords: Discrete Applied Mathematics; Integer Linear Programming
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00010
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 75-80
Economic Life of Capital Equipments in a Cellular Manufacturing System

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Safaei, Nima; Banjevic, Dragan; Jardine, Andrew K. S. 2009-06-03
Authors: Safaei, Nima; Banjevic, Dragan; Jardine, Andrew K. S.
Abstract: This paper is aimed to investigate the economic life of the capital equipment in a cellular manufacturing system (CMS). The capital equipment is prone to degradation during the usage and this degradation can be measured by increase in the operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. Economic life refers to the optimal replacement age of the equipment in which the total discounted costs is at its minimum value. To our best knowledge, the traditional cell formation methods are built on the principle of economy of scale without considering the economic life and discounted costs of the capital equipment. On the other hand, due to a known drawback of the CMSs of imbalance cell utilization (Rheault, 1995), resulting from the unbalance workload distributed between machines within the cells, the machines within different cells have various degradation rates and consequently different economic lives. A mathematical programming-based approach is used to form the cells considering the life cycle costs of the machines and material handling equipment over a long horizon. The performance of the proposed model is verified by a comprehensive numerical example
Keywords: Process Planning/Equipment Selection; Integer Linear Programming; Predictive Maintenance
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00011
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 81-86
Strategic Decision Risk Management in a Virtual Publishing House on a Basis of Computer Modelling

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Pesikov, Eduard; Zaikin, Oleg; Kusztina, Emma 2009-06-03
Authors: Pesikov, Eduard; Zaikin, Oleg; Kusztina, Emma
Abstract: The different approaches to the problem of setting up a virtual company (publishing house) are studied at present paper. The favorable and blocking factors of virtual companies as well as the mathematical description of distributed production systems with network organization are examined. The problems related to building up a system of risk analysis and management have been discussed. Marketing decision making on a basis of Monte-Carlo method and computer modeling software “AnyLogic” is represented for a virtual publishing house.
Keywords: Business Process Modeling; Enterprise-wide Information System; Enterprise System Quality Improvement
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00012
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 87-90
Optimal Control of an Oligopoly Model of Advertising

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Prasad, Ashutosh; Sethi, Suresh P.; Naik, Prasad 2009-06-03
Authors: Prasad, Ashutosh; Sethi, Suresh P.; Naik, Prasad
Abstract: We examine an oligopoly model of advertising competition where each firm’s market share depends on its own and its competitors’ advertising decisions. A differential game model is developed and used to derive the closed-loop Nash equilibrium under symmetric as well as asymmetric competition. We obtain explicit solutions under certain plausible conditions, and discuss the effects of an increase in the number of competing firms on advertising expenditure, market share and profitability.
Keywords: Optimization and Control; Dynamic Systems; Dynamic Programming
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00013
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 91-96
Self-Configuration of Flexible Supply Networks: Profile-Based Information Support

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Smirnov, Alexander; Levashova, Tatiana; Kashevnik, Alexey,... 2009-06-03
Authors: Smirnov, Alexander; Levashova, Tatiana; Kashevnik, Alexey; Shilov, Nikolay
Abstract: Appearance of flexible supply networks has set up a number of problems to be solved. One of the key problems is information support for efficient configuration of such a network. Solving this problem requires a number of technologies to be involved. The technologies include: ontology management for interoperability, context management for situation awareness, competence profiling for network members description, Web-services for information exchange. The paper presents an approach to information support of flexible supply network configuration based on the above technologies.
Keywords: Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS); Modeling Supply Chain Dynamics; Open Multi-Agent Systems
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00014
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 97-102
Modelling Competence Demand for Flexible Supply Networks

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Sandkuhl, Kurt; Tarasov, Vladimir 2009-06-03
Authors: Sandkuhl, Kurt; Tarasov, Vladimir
Abstract: Many industrial domains experienced during the last decade a shift towards flexible and collaborative strategies adapted for global markets, like flexible supply networks. Competence management offers concepts and approaches which can be applied to identify, systematically develop and integrate organizational competence of suppliers in such networks. Based on a requirement analysis and two case studies, the paper investigates competence supply in flexible supply networks. The contributions of this paper are (1) requirements to competence management in flexible supply networks, (2) an approach to express competence demand based on enterprise models, and (3) recommendations how to adjust enterprise modelling practices and techniques based on the two cases studies.
Keywords: Extended Enterprise; Business Process Modeling; Enterprise Interoperability
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00015
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 103-108
Supply Chain Configuration Modeling under the Influence of Product Family Architecture

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Hadj-Hamou, Khaled; Shahzad, Muhammad Kashif 2009-06-03
Authors: Hadj-Hamou, Khaled; Shahzad, Muhammad Kashif
Abstract: Supply chain partners strive hard for operational business excellence, enhanced integrated value chain and sustainable competitive advantage under mass-customization/globalization challenges. In this paper new notions, GBOP (generic bill-of-product: set of product family variants), GBOP/GSCS (generic supply chain structure) interface and GBOP architectural constraints have been introduced that shall empower supply chain the flexibility to rapidly reconfigure under business environmental dynamism and quickly respond to the varying customer needs with economies of scope. Further a mathematical model is proposed to investigate the influence of GBOP on supply chain configuration, relationship between GBOP and GSCS architectures, optimal redefinition of GBOP/GSCS and decisions related to opening or closing of market segments under cost minimizationand profit maximization objectives.
Keywords: Supply Chain Management (SCM); Integer Linear Programming; Quantitative Modeling of Facility Design
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00016
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 109-114
Pearl Chain Design for Synchronous Production

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Unger, Katja; Teich, Tobias 2009-06-03
Authors: Unger, Katja; Teich, Tobias
Abstract: For introducing successfully lean production or management systems into the automotive industry there are several benchmarks annually that show a variety of project realizations and evolve their critical aspects depending on actual local and global influences in different environments. However, not all previous lean projects have reduced waste, and thereby decrease costs as it was assumed. Apparently, this effect is moderated by several factors, even to the point of instability, complexity, and buffering in dynamic supply chain processes. For supporting robust and stable processes the authors will introduce the new pearl chain design approach and will give a brief overview about. The Pearl Chain Manufacturing Organization (PCMO) is a concept for control and measurement the stability of lean activities. To introduce this concept a procedure model is presented to cover the steps of design, analysis, optimization, redesign, measurement, control, and visualization resp. simulation and guides from the initial to the future state of the plant and its supply network. The paper closes with a brief consideration of its core elements: The integrated measurement and control environment for PCMO. For making supply chains more flexible, adaptive, and agile, the pearl chain design for synchronous production assures the benefits of adapted lean implementations.
Keywords: Business Process Modeling; Supply Chain Management (SCM); Modeling Supply Chain Dynamics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00017
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 115-120
Knowledge Management Based Supply Chain in Learning Organization

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Dumitrache, Ioan; Stanescu, Aurelian M.; Caramihai, Simona Iuliana,... 2009-06-03
Authors: Dumitrache, Ioan; Stanescu, Aurelian M.; Caramihai, Simona Iuliana; Voinescu, Monica; Moisescu, Mihnea Alexandru; Sacala, Ioan Stefan
Abstract: The rapid increasing global systems complexity within the Knowledge Based Economy, the driver for the new coming Knowledge Society, provides “great challenges” to be undertaken within the innovative thinking in diversity. The author's goal within the present paper is to conceptualize the skills formation using a Knowledge Society paradigm approach to ensure efficient synchronization between the Adaptive Virtual Organization and Knowledge Management concepts by identifying a set of common activities performed with the aim of assisting the Adaptive Virtual Organization in meeting the going demand for knowledge of today's global economy. Therefore the need for implementing a Learning Organization concept as to offer the needed support within the Enterprise Information System Supply Chain Management becomes a great necessity.
Keywords: Supply Chain Management (SCM); Enterprise System Engineering; Enterprise Interoperability
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00018
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 121-126
A Hierarchical Knowledge Based System for Assembly Tasks in Human-Robot Cell Manufacturing

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Wang, Lei; Sawaragi, Tetsuo; Tian, Yajie 2009-06-03
Authors: Wang, Lei; Sawaragi, Tetsuo; Tian, Yajie
Abstract: Cell production in which a few human workers operate robots to manufacture products is popular in Japan due to its flexibility. However, it is difficult for human workers to teach the robots to perform the assembly tasks. Therefore, this paper proposes a hierarchical knowledge based system to facilitate teaching robots the assembly tasks. The hierarchical knowledge based system divides the teaching task into 3 levels: 1. the task level – human workers breakdown the complex assembly task with HTA (hierarchical task analysis); 2. the plan level – human workers teach robots to assemble each workpiece with the plan knowledge base; 3. the command level – with the command knowledge base, the assembling plan of each workpiece is translated into robot commands and executed by robots. As the knowledge bases in this system updated and augmented during each teaching task, the human workers’ assembling and teaching skills will be accumulated in the system to ease future teaching tasks.
Keywords: Machining and Assembly Systems; Human-Automation Integration; Manufacturing Cells
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00019
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 127-132
A Mixed-Reality Approach to Test Automation Function for Manufacturing Systems

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Ferrarini, Luca; Dedè, Alessio 2009-06-03
Authors: Ferrarini, Luca; Dedè, Alessio
Abstract: The paper deals with the problem of building a test environment for MES (Manufacturing Execution System) control of manufacturing system. In the paper, the MES control layer has been developed according to agent-based technology inside the Pabadis’Promise Project. The test system is built as a user-defined combination of the real automation components and a 3D graphical simulator. For that reason, it has been named as mixed-reality simulation. The advantage is to allow the system integrator to test some control SW (SoftWare) parts in closed-loop as soon as they become available, and in parallel to proceed with the plant construction. At the beginning the test will be made in simulation, and then some virtual components will be removed and substituted by the real components as soon as they become available. The paper investigates the possibility to automatize this process, and will discuss an application of a real cell producing carter parts for motorbikes.
Keywords: Manufacturing Cells; Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00020
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 133-138
Design Optimization of Parallel Manipulators for High-Speed Precision Machining Applications

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Pashkevich, Anatol; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe 2009-06-03
Authors: Pashkevich, Anatol; Chablat, Damien; Wenger, Philippe
Abstract: The paper proposes an integrated approach to the design optimization of parallel manipulators, which is based on the concept of the workspace grid and utilizes the goal-attainment formulation for the global optimization. To combine the non-homogenous design specification, the developed optimization technique transforms all constraints and objectives into similar performance indices related to the maximum size of the prescribed shape workspace. This transformation is based on the dedicated dynamic programming procedures that satisfy computational requirements of modern CAD. Efficiency of the developed technique is demonstrated via two case studies that deal with optimization of the kinematical and stiffness performances for parallel manipulators of the Orthoglide family.
Keywords: Robotic Systems; Optimization and Control; Dynamic Programming
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3182/20090603-3-RU-2001.00021
Conference: 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing
Location: V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russia
Start Date: Wed Jun 03 2009 - End Date: Fri Jun 05 2009
Page Numbers: 139-144
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