Technologies integration for distributed manufacturing scheduling in a virtual enterprise

By Vieira, G.; Varela, M.L.R.; Putnik, G.D.

Communications in Computer and Information Science

2012

Abstract

Distributed scheduling problems are challenging tasks to researchers and practitioners that have been gaining increasing popularity over the years. This is partly attributed to the fact that multi-site production and networked manufacturing environments are increasing as a consequence of globalisation. In this paper a system for technologies integration for supporting distributed scheduling in a Virtual Enterprise, by combining a simulation-based approach, with the Hungarian algorithm, for solving job-shop scheduling problems is presented, in order to show how we can benefit from this combination of procedures for distributed manufacturing scheduling.

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