Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Networked Manufacturing Enterprises Management

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Lyes Benyoucef, Bernard Grabot
Springer Science & Business Media, May 10, 2010 - Computers - 508 pages
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Enterprise networks offer a wide range of new business opportunities, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises that are usually more flexible than larger companies. In order to be successful, however, performances and expected benefits have to be carefully evaluated and balanced: enterprises must ensure they become a member of the right network for the right task and must find an efficient, flexible, and sustainable working practice. A promising approach to finding such a practice is to combine analytical methods and knowledge-based approaches, in a distributed context.

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques have been used to refine decision-making in networked enterprise processes, integrating people, information and products across the network boundaries. Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Networked Manufacturing Enterprises Management addresses prominent concepts and applications of AI technologies in the management of networked manufacturing enterprises.

The aim of this book is to align latest practices, innovation and case studies with academic frameworks and theories, where AI techniques are used efficiently for networked manufacturing enterprises. More specifically, it includes the latest research results and projects at different levels addressing quick-response system, theoretical performance analysis, performance and capability demonstration. The role of emerging AI technologies in the modelling, evaluation and optimisation of networked enterprises’ activities at different decision levels is also covered.

Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Networked Manufacturing Enterprises Management is a valuable guide for postgraduates and researchers in industrial engineering, computer science, automation and operations research.

The Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing publishes the best teaching and reference material to support students, educators and practitioners in manufacturing technology and management. This international series includes advanced textbooks, research monographs, edited works and conference proceedings covering all subjects in advanced manufacturing. The series focuses on new topics of interest, new treatments of more traditional areas and coverage of the applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in manufacturing.


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2 Agentbased System for Knowledge Acquisition and Management Within a Networked Enterprise
3 Multiagent Simulationbased Decision Support System and Application in Networked Manufacturing Enterprises
4 A Collaborative Decisionmaking Approach for Supply Chain Based on a Multiagent System
5 Webservicebased eCollaborative Framework to Provide Production Control with Effective Outsourcing
6 Isoarchic and Multicriteria Control of Supply Chain Network
Lotsizing and Scheduling Rules
8 Metaheuristics for Realtime Routing Selection in Flexible Manufacturing Systems
10 Diverse RiskCost Balancing Strategies for Flexible Tool Management in a Supply Network
11 Intelligent Integrated Maintenance Policies for Manufacturing Systems
12 Enhancing the Effectiveness of Multipass Scheduling Through Optimization via Simulation
13 Intelligent Techniques for Safety Stock Optimization in Networked Manufacturing Systems
14 Realworld Service Interaction with Enterprise Systems in Dynamic Manufacturing Environments
A Serviceoriented System of Modular Dynamic Reconfigurable and Collaborative Systems
16 A Serviceoriented Shop Floor to Support Collaboration in Manufacturing Networks

9 Metaheuristic Approaches for Multiobjective Simulationbased Optimization in Supply Chain Inventory Management

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Dr. Lyes Benyoucef received his PhD in Operations Research at the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 2000 and his HDR (Research Director Thesis) degree from the University of Metz, France, in 2008. He is a senior researcher (CR1-HDR) at INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). His main research interests include modelling and performance evaluation; and the simulation and optimization of supply chains and e-sourcing technologies.

Prof. Bernard Grabot teaches production management, industrial organization and ERP systems at the National Engineering School of Tarbes, France. He is a member of IFAC working groups on knowledge-based enterprise and editor-in-chief of the international journal, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. His main research interests concern the implementation of ERP systems, supply chain management and knowledge engineering.