Performance of real-time distributed arrival time control in heterarchical manufacturing systems

Vittaldas V. Prabhu, Neil A. Duffie

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Abstract

A highly distributed algorithm based on control engineering principles is presented in this paper in which loosely-coupled, highly autonomous part entities in heterarchically controlled manufacturing systems adjust their arrival times in order to minimize their due-date deviation. Time-scaled distributed simulation is used as an accurate real-time feedback mechanism for closed loop control. Dynamic response of the control system to bulk arrival of parts and its ability to adapt to such uncertainties by restoring performance in real-time is presented. Simulation results indicate that the algorithm reduces variance in due-date deviation at an exponential rate, making it suitable for real-time control of Just-In-Time manufacturing systems. The algorithm has been tested for several single machine cases obtained from scheduling literature and has been found to produce schedules with nearly-optimal variance in due-date deviation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages158-163
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: May 18 1996May 20 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th Industrial Engineering Research Conference
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA
Period5/18/965/20/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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