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The paper proposes a simulation-based evaluation technique for the testing, validation and benchmarking of rescheduling methods. Dynamic and stochastic scheduling problems with possible scheduling environments are presented. Based on our review of the related literature, frequently applied...
When competitiveness, responsiveness and customer satisfaction are keywords of a successful management in a business area, companies cannot work in an autonomous way anymore. They have to get closer to their supply chain partners and to optimize their relations, to interface and to integrate...
In this paper, we describe adaptation techniques for a hierarchically organized multi-agent-system (MAS) applied to production control of complex job shops. The system architecture of the production control system is based on three different control layers. The mid layer implements a distributed...
Performance, as a concept, is a subject open to wide variability as it is a somewhat imprecise word when it functions as a placeholder in research. By using definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary and other research disciplines, this paper provides a wide-ranging discussion of the meaning...
Scheduling decisions constitute the last decision-making phase of the production planning and control process. From the industrial side, the adoption of highly reactive and efficient scheduling and control systems strongly affects the level of productivity and utilization of a manufacturing...
Today, the enterprise must cooperate to survive in an increasingly competitive context. This co-operation is carried out by organisations in networks through the supply chain (SC). In order to do so, enterprises must be interoperable. In order to reach interoperability, the system must eradicate...
This study deals with the supply chain (SC) performance formalization. We propose to build performance measurement systems (PMSs) by linking an overall performance expression to elementary ones. The overall performance is associated to a global objective whose break-down provides elementary...
There has been a lot of research focused on performance measurement in general. In the last few decades a number of successful studies were reported in implementing performance measurement. However, very few studies were reported on performance measurement in businesses operating in construction...
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