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Denkena Berend (Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW)), Woelk Peer-Olher (Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW)), Battino Alessandro (Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW))
A Multi-Agent Approach for Production and Logistic Control of a Virtual Enterprise
Wieloagentowe ujęcie produkcji i sterowania logistycznego w wirtualnym przedsiębiorstwie
Zarządzanie Przedsiębiorstwem / Polskie Towarzystwo Zarządzania Produkcją, 2005, nr 1, s. 2-8, rys., bibliogr. 19 poz.
Symulacja wieloagentowa, Przedsiębiorstwo wirtualne, Systemy multiagentowe, Zarządzanie logistyczne
Multi-agent based simulation, Virtual enterprise, Multi-agent system, Logistic management
W dziedzinie produkcji ścisła współpraca pomiędzy różnymi przedsiębiorstwami stała się koniecznością w celu uzyskania konkurencyjności na globalnym rynku. Na przykładzie integracji biznesowej stworzonej przez Wirtualne Przedsiębiorstwo, wspólne działanie i koordynacja zasobów stwarzają złożone, trudne do rozwiązania problemy. Pomyślne rozwiązanie tych problemów polega na wdrożeniu wieloagentowych systemów. Ten rodzaj rozproszonej sztucznej inteligencji pozwala na osiągnięcie ulepszonej komunikacji w produkcji i sterowaniu logistycznym. Niniejsza praca koncentruje się na technologii agentów i na jej zastosowaniu w scenariuszu Wirtualnego Przedsiębiorstwa zgodnym z europejskim standardem projektu MaBE. (abstrakt oryginalny)

Today, production companies are facing increasing problems in adapting to rapid changes in the market requirements and to shorter product lifecycle times. Advanced technology and global competition are the driving forces of these changes. Among the characteristics needed in order to survive in such a market, an efficient interoperability and a high level of flexibility are of great importance. New forms of organizations have been introduced to reach these goals. In the case of the Virtual Enterprise the main benefits are related with the sharing of knowledge and resources: the communication and coordination among the different companies are therefore crucial topics. Most of the IT systems nowadays implemented to support these activities don't provide any mean for the avoidance of the disturbances al- ways present in the real environment. A solid, decentralized control system able to react to the changes in the environment is required. It is increasingly felt that the key technology to implement such a system is constituted by intelligent agents: software modules endowed with autonomy, social ability, reactivity and pro-activeness. A multi-agent system is also a valid solution to model a Virtual Enterprise, since both systems are constituted by a network of collaborating, heterogeneous entities. The same software architecture can be implemented on different business levels of the Virtual Enterprise, so as to address coordination problems of the supply chain as well as of the shop floor. (fragment of text)
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