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Production and Manufacturing System Management

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The adoption of production networks and distributed production planning is essential to the increase of competition and market globalization of manufacturing companies as well as Small and Medium Enterprises. In order for SMEs to gain competitive advantages to participate in this kind of network, the distributed approach of production planning requires a coordination mechanism to acquire this high level of performance.Production and Manufacturing System Management: Coordination Approaches and Multi-Site Planning presents relevant theoretical frameworks and most recent research findings in this area. This extensive collection of works provides significant theories for research students and scholars to carry out their continuous research as well as practitioners who aim to improve upon their understanding of distributed production planning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. List of Reviewers
    1. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
    1. THE ROLE OF COOPERATION METHODS TO CREATE VALUE ADDED SERVICES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
  6. Section 1: Multi-Agent System Applications
    1. Chapter 1: Alternative Approaches to Auction Trading by Consortia in Multi Agent Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AGENT AUCTION TRADING MODEL WITH CONSORTIUM
      4. GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR TRADE MATCHING WITH CONSORTIUM
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation of Intelligent Distributed Scheduling Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DYNAMIC DISTRIBUTED SCHEDULING
      5. GOAL-ORIENTED INTERACTION MECHANISM
      6. SIMULATION OF THE SCHEDULING SYSTEM
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: A Multi-Agent System for Production Networks Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTI-AGENT MODEL
      5. SIMULATION AND RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Assessing Multi-Site Distributed Coordination in Dynamic Assignment of Time-Critical Entity via Agent-Based Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADAPTIVE HIERARCHICAL ASSIGNMENT
      5. AGENT-BASED SIMULATION DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
      6. COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  7. Section 2: Distributed Production Planning and Organization
    1. Chapter 5: Production and Inter-Facility Transportation with Shipment Size Restrictions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT
      5. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTION APPROACH
      6. MODEL FORMULATION
      7. COMPUTATIONAL RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: A Review of Research of Coordination Approaches in Distributed Production Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      4. CLASSIFICATION OF LITERATURE
    3. Chapter 7: A New Modeling and Application of Hierarchical Production Planning Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROPOSED FUZZY HIERARCHICAL PRODUCTION PLANNING MODEL
      5. IMPLEMENTATION OF FHPP MODEL FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION PLANNING IN IRAN
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Communication as a Key Factor in Cooperation Success and Virtual Enterprise Paradigm Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 9: The Redefined Role of Consumer as a Prosumer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE IMPORTANCE OF STAKEHOLDERS IN BUSINESS
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE BUSINESS POSSIBILITIES FOR SMES IN THE CONTEXT OF CONSUMER COOPETITION, PROSUMING, AND CROWDSOURCING: SOME EXAMPLES
      5. OTHER ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODELS IN THE BRANCH OF ICT
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 10: Distributed Production Planning Models in Production Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE REFERENCE ENVIRONMENT
      5. PRODUCTION PLANNING MODEL
      6. PLANT STRATEGY
      7. COORDINATION POLICY
      8. SIMULATION RESULTS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX
      11. Tables 7-11
    7. Chapter 11: Design of Robust Supply Chains
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STRATEGIC SAFETY STOCK PLACEMENT PROBLEM
      5. TACTICAL PRODUCTION PLANNING WITH UNCERTAIN DEMAND
      6. TACTICAL PRODUCTION PLANNING WITH UNCERTAIN PROCESS OUTPUT
      7. A ROBUST INTEGRATED HIERARCHICAL PLANNING APPROACH
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Network Applications
    1. Chapter 12: Measures of Risk on Variability with Application in Stochastic Activity Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN RESULTS
      4. ALTERNATIVE MEASURES OF VARIABILITY
      5. APPLICATION IN SANS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: A Conceptual “Cybernetic” Methodology for Organizing and Managing the E-Learning Process through [D-] CIVEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SECOND LIFE
      4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. AN INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL [D-] CIVE: INITIATIVE BENEFITS AND AFFORDANCES
      6. SECOND LIFE’S NOVEL STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PATH OF E-LEARNING
      7. KEY FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF SECOND LIFE FOR RESEARCH
      8. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
      9. HIERARCHY OF PURPOSES
      10. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS RESEARCH
      11. VIABLE SYSTEM MODEL: THEORY AND INITIAL GROUNDWORK
      12. GETTING THE PROJECT STARTED
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
    3. Chapter 14: Towards a Beneficial Formalization of Cyber Entities’ Interactions during the E-Learning Process in the Virtual World of “Second Life”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY WE USE VIRTUAL REALITY?
      4. THE NATURE AND EVOLUTION OF VIRTUAL REALITY
      5. AVATARS
      6. THE VIRTUALLY ANTHROPOMORPHIC DIMENSION OF COMMUNICATION
      7. BACKGROUND LITERATURE
      8. TYPES OF VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS
      9. [D-] CIVES
      10. ORIENTATION TO SECOND LIFE
      11. OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH
      12. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors