標題: Agent-Based Control Framework for Mass Customization Manufacturing With UHF RFID Technology
作者: Tu, Mengru (Arthur)
Lin, Jia-Hong
Chen, Ruey-Shun
Chen, Kai-Ying
Jwo, Jung-Sing
資訊管理與財務金融系 註:原資管所+財金所
Department of Information Management and Finance
關鍵字: Mass customization manufacturing;multiagent system;radio frequency identification (RFID);RFID event processing agent (REA);smart end-point (SEP)
公開日期: 1-Sep-2009
摘要: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology adoption in business environments has seen strong growth in recent years. Adopting an appropriate RFID-based information system has become increasingly important for enterprises making complex and highly customized products. However, most firms still use conventional barcode and run-card systems to manage their manufacturing processes. These systems often require human intervention during the production process. As a result, traditional systems are not able to fulfill the growing demand for managing dynamic process flows and are not able to obtain real-time work-in-process (WIP) views in mass customization manufacturing. This paper proposes an agent-based distributed production control framework with UHF RFID technology to help firms adapt to such a dynamic and agile manufacturing environment. This paper reports the design and development of the framework and the application of UHF RFID technology in manufacturing and logistic control applications. The framework's RFID event processing agent model is implemented in a smart end-point (SEP) device. A SEP can manage RFID readers, wirelessly communicate with shop-floor machines, make local decisions, and coordinate with other SEPs. A case study of a bicycle manufacturing company demonstrates how the proposed framework could improve a firm's mass customization operations. Results of experiments show the decentralized multiagent coordination scheme among SEPs outperformed the current practice of the firm in terms of reducing work-in-process and parts inventory.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2009.2029663
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/6731
ISSN: 1932-8184
DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2009.2029663
期刊: IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
起始頁: 343
結束頁: 359
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