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Article: An agent-based negotiation approach to integrate process planning and scheduling

TitleAn agent-based negotiation approach to integrate process planning and scheduling
Authors
KeywordsAgents
Currency function
Integrated process planning and scheduling
Negotiation
Issue Date2006
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00207543.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Production Research, 2006, v. 44 n. 7, p. 1331-1351 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper presents the development of an agent-based negotiation approach to integrate process planning and scheduling (IPPS) in a job shop kind of flexible manufacturing environment. The agent-based system comprises two types of agents, part agents and machine agents, to represent parts and machines respectively. For each part, all feasible manufacturing processes and routings are recorded as alternative process plans. Similarly, alternative machines for an operation are also considered. With regard to the scheduling requirements and the alternative process plans of a part, the proposed agent-based IPPS system aims to specify the process routing and to assign the manufacturing resources effectively. To establish task allocations, the part and machine agents have to engage in bidding. Bids are evaluated in accordance with a currency function which considers an agent's multi-objectives and IPPS parameters. A negotiation protocol is developed for negotiations between the part agents and the machine agents. The protocol is modified from the contract net protocol to cater for the multiple-task and many-to-many negotiations in this paper. An agent-based framework is established to simulate the proposed IPPS approach. Experiments are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed system. The performance measures, including makespan and flowtime, are compared with those of a search technique based on a co-evolutionary algorithm.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74420
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.693
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.445
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFung, RYKen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the development of an agent-based negotiation approach to integrate process planning and scheduling (IPPS) in a job shop kind of flexible manufacturing environment. The agent-based system comprises two types of agents, part agents and machine agents, to represent parts and machines respectively. For each part, all feasible manufacturing processes and routings are recorded as alternative process plans. Similarly, alternative machines for an operation are also considered. With regard to the scheduling requirements and the alternative process plans of a part, the proposed agent-based IPPS system aims to specify the process routing and to assign the manufacturing resources effectively. To establish task allocations, the part and machine agents have to engage in bidding. Bids are evaluated in accordance with a currency function which considers an agent's multi-objectives and IPPS parameters. A negotiation protocol is developed for negotiations between the part agents and the machine agents. The protocol is modified from the contract net protocol to cater for the multiple-task and many-to-many negotiations in this paper. An agent-based framework is established to simulate the proposed IPPS approach. Experiments are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed system. The performance measures, including makespan and flowtime, are compared with those of a search technique based on a co-evolutionary algorithm.en_HK
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dc.subjectAgentsen_HK
dc.subjectCurrency functionen_HK
dc.subjectIntegrated process planning and schedulingen_HK
dc.subjectNegotiationen_HK
dc.titleAn agent-based negotiation approach to integrate process planning and schedulingen_HK
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