Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing

Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing

Editors: Wang, Lihui, Shen, Weiming (Eds.)

  • First book to focus on emerging technologies for distributed intelligent decision-making in process planning and dynamic scheduling
  • Each chapter addresses a specific problem domain and offers practical solutions to solve the problem
  • Provides a better understanding of the present state and future trends of research in this important area
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The process planning and scheduling issues of intelligent and distributed manufacturing are crucial nowadays due to the need for enterprises to be adaptive, re-configurable, collaborative and flexible enough to support the emergence of worldwide competition and dynamic and mass-customised markets. With this increasing dynamism of decentralised manufacturing systems and processes, more effective and efficient decision-making techniques are needed.

Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing focuses on emerging technologies for distributed intelligent decision-making in process planning and dynamic scheduling. As a collection of chapters on state-of-the-art researches in this area, this book presents a review of several key research areas in process planning and scheduling (e.g., adaptive process planning, dynamic scheduling, and process planning and scheduling integration), and provides an in-depth treatment of particular techniques, from function block enabled process planning to agent-based resource scheduling. Each chapter addresses a specific problem domain and offers practical solutions to solve the problem.

Given the essential role manufacturing plays in the economic development of all industrial nations, Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing will be of interest to academic researchers, practising engineers and graduate students for whom it will provide a better understanding of the present state and future trends of research in this important area.

About the authors

Lihui Wang is a professor of virtual manufacturing at the University of Skövde’s Virtual Systems Research Centre in Sweden. He was previously a senior research scientist at the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, and a registered professional engineer in Canada. His research interests and responsibilities are in web-based and sensor-driven real-time monitoring and control, distributed machining process planning, adaptive assembly planning, collaborative design, supply chain management, as well as intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems. Dr Weiming Shen is an Senior Research Officer in the Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada. He is also an Adjunct Full Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Concurrent Engineering, Collaborative Design and Manufacturing, Virtual Design and Manufacturing, Virtual Enterprises and Supply Chain Management, e-Commerce / e-Businesses, and Knowledge-Based Systems.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • An Effective Approach for Distributed Process Planning Enabled by Event-driven Function Blocks

    Lihui Wang, Hsi-Yung Feng, Ningxu Cai, Wei Jin

    Pages 1-30

  • CyberCut: A Coordinated Pipeline of Design, Process Planning and Manufacture

    V. Sundararajan, Paul Wright

    Pages 91-108

  • Setup Planning and Tolerance Analysis

    Yiming Kevin Rong

    Pages 137-166

  • Resource Scheduling for a Virtual CIM System

    Sev Nagalingam, Grier Lin, Dongsheng Wang

    Pages 269-294

  • STEP into Distributed Manufacturing with STEP-NC

    Xun Xu

    Pages 393-421

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-751-0
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  • ISBN 978-1-84996-646-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Process Planning and Scheduling for Distributed Manufacturing
Editors
  • Lihui Wang
  • Weiming Shen
Series Title
Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-752-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-752-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-751-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-646-7
Series ISSN
1860-5168
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 429
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