Understanding Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics

The Impact of Autonomy on Management, Information, Communication and Material Flow

Editors: Hülsmann, Michael, Windt, Katja (Eds.)

  • Fast and flexible adaptations to changes of basic conditions can be achieved by establishing autonomous logistics processes
  • Considers the constituent characteristics of the definition for autonomy for applications in engineering science in order to describe autonomous logistic processes
  • Specifies requirements for modeling of autonomous processes as well as appropriate modeling methods
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Autonomous co-operation addresses the control problem of logistic processes characterized by dynamical changing parameters and complex system behaviour. During control procedures erratic, non-predictable changes of parameters can occur. Therefore, future planning and control has to face severe and vital uncertainties. Conventional hierarchical systems are amplifying these difficulties because of the additional time delay of information transfer and additional calculation time. On the other hand, autonomous co-operation enables logistic objects (e.g. a single container) in decentralized structures to collect and evaluate information simultaneously to any event of change, so that they can render and execute decisions on their own. Therefore, this book aims to give a profound understanding of autonomous co-operation and to examine its potentials to increase the robustness and positive emergence of logistic processes substantially.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Katja Windt is leader of the sub-department "Intelligent Planning and Control Methods for Logistic Systems" within the Bremen Institute of Industrial Technology and Applied Work Sciences (BIBA) at the University of Bremen. She supervises one sub-project ("Process-Orientated Basic Studies for Autonomous Cooperation and Control") of the Collaborative Research Center named "Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes – A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations" which is supported by the German Research Foundation. In July 2004 she became member of die Junge Akademie (The Young Academie) in Germany and is elected as speaker of the plenum for a one year period in 2006/2007. In her research she focuses on planning and control methods for production and logistic systems.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hülsmann is head of the unit "Management of Sustainable System Development" and academic director of the SCOUT-Institute for Strategic Competence Management in the Faculty for Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen. Additionally, he is member of the board of the Collaborative Research Centre 637 "Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes - A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations", which is supported by the German Research Foundation. In his research he focuses on strategic management and organisation theory, especially for logistics.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Changing Paradigms in Logistics — Understanding the Shift from Conventional Control to Autonomous Cooperation and Control

    Katja Windt, Michael Hülsmann

    Pages 1-16

  • Prologue to Autonomous Cooperation — the Idea of Self-Organisation as its Basic Concepts

    Michael Hülsmann, Christine Wycisk, Robin Agarwal, et al.

    Pages 23-44

  • Catalogue of Criteria for Autonomous Control in Logistics

    Felix Böse, Katja Windt

    Pages 57-72

  • Approaches to Methods of Autonomous Cooperation and Control and Examples for the Material Flow Layer

    Katja Windt, Michael Hülsmann

    Pages 295-301

  • Intelligent Containers and Sensor Networks Approaches to apply Autonomous Cooperation on Systems with limited Resources

    Reiner Jedermann, Christian Behrens, Rainer Laur, et al.

    Pages 365-392

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics
Book Subtitle
The Impact of Autonomy on Management, Information, Communication and Material Flow
Editors
  • Michael Hülsmann
  • Katja Windt
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-47450-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-47450-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-47449-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07996-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 417
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