Towards an agent oriented smart manufacturing system

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Conference15th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2011): 08 June 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectsmart manufacturing, tri-state control, smart tag agent, smart resource agent, collaborative architecture
AbstractAs the impact of the recent recession is still evident in the slow recovery of industry, restructuring for total visibility and agility is inevitable to sustain a competitive edge and steady growth. Endowed with total visibility, smart automation is quite essential for responsive manufacturing and efficient supply chains. This work proposes a new model for building smart automation for manufacturing systems that blends flexible manufacturing with total visibility, distributed intelligence, rationality, collaboration and flow control. In this vein, the work exploits the coordinated, intelligent and rational aspects of smart tag and resource agents with RFID enabling technology. While smart tag agents manage visibility for an agile process flow and supply chain management, smart resource agents improve responsiveness in shop floors and across supply chains. A hybrid control model drives the smart manufacturing system that realizes a reactive-reflex control at the operations level and an agent-oriented deliberative control at the planning level. At the technology level, the system realizes the JADE development environment that hosts the smart controller layers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number54445
NPARC number20374992
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