Enterprise Networks and Logistics for Agile Manufacturing

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Lihui Wang, S.C. Lenny Koh
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 24, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 406 pages

With increasingly decentralized manufacturing systems and outsourcing, more robust and practical approaches and systems are needed to support agile manufacturing operations. Enterprise Networks and Logistics for Agile Manufacturing presents a focused collection of quality chapters on the state-of-the-art research efforts in the area of enterprise network and logistics, as well as their practical applications towards agile manufacturing. The book describes recent developments and innovations in this area, presenting both a broad-based review of the key areas of research in agile manufacturing, and an in-depth treatment of individual methodologies and systems from enterprise networks and logistics to supply chain scheduling and management.

Enterprise Networks and Logistics for Agile Manufacturing will benefit a broad readership from academic researchers to practicing engineers across all manufacturing sectors.


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1 Overview of Enterprise Networks and Logistics for Agile Manufacturing
2 A Review of Research and Practice for the Industrial Networks of the Future
3 Agile Manufacturing in Complex Supply Networks
the Role of Fit
5 Enterprise Networks and Information and Communications Technology Standardisation
Creating Value Through Demand Signals
an Empirical Analysis
8 Supplier Selection in Agile Manufacturing Using Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process
11 Agentbased Simulation and Simulationbased Optimisation for Supply Chain Management
12 Analysing Interactions among Battery Recycling Barriers in the Reverse Supply Chain
13 Design of Reverse Supply Chains in Support of Agile Closedloop Logistics Networks
14 The Evolution of Logistics Service Providers and the Role of Internetbased Applications in Facilitating Global Operations
15 A Heuristic for Heterogeneous Capacitated Pickup and Delivery Logistics Problems with Time Windows in Agile Manufacturing and the Distribut...
16 Visualisation and Verification of Communication Protocols for Networked Distributed Systems
17 Robustness and Capability Indices in the Optimisation of an Airlines Fleet Bridging Contradicting Outcomes

9 A Sustainable Green Supply Chain for Globally Integrated Networks
10 A Multiagent Framework for Agile Outsourced Supply Chains

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Lihui Wang is a professor of virtual manufacturing at the University of Skövde’s Virtual Systems Research Centre in Sweden. He was previously a senior research scientist at the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, and a registered professional engineer in Canada. His research interests and responsibilities are in web-based and sensor-driven real-time monitoring and control, distributed machining process planning, adaptive assembly planning, collaborative design, supply chain management, as well as intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems. S.C. Lenny Koh is Chair in Operations Management, Director of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre, Associate Dean of Alumni Relations, and Head of the Operations Management Group at the University of Sheffield’s Management School, UK. She is also a co-founder of the Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS) Consortium. Her industrial and research experiences include implementation and operations of MRP/MRPII/ERP systems, batch-manufacturing and high-tech environments, directorships/leaderships in the agricultural sector, directorships and management in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer food supply chains, business ventures and investment, uncertainty management, and low carbon and green supply chain.

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