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Efficient Order and Resource Coordination in Mass Customization

Blecker, Thorsten and Graf, Guenter (2004): Efficient Order and Resource Coordination in Mass Customization. Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Manufacturing and Application (ISOMA) at the 6th Biannual World Automation Congress, 2004 (2004): pp. 419-424.


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Mass customization manufacturing systems require a high level of adaptability and flexibility in production – especially in production planning and control. In particular, the Coordination of orders and resources is critical, because of the high volatility and the make to order principle. Multi-agent systems theoretically provide the required features to handle that complexity, but a lack of informational integration and organizational incompatibilities lead to low applicability. The application of Internet Technology provides the necessary interoperability and organizational alignment to support an overall application of multi-agent systems in mass customization.

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