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Title: Novel development of distributed manufacturing monitoring systems to support high cost and complexity manufacturing
Authors: Lugo, Heinz
Keywords: Manufacturing monitoring
Intelligent products
SOA
RFID
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Heinz Lugo
Abstract: In the current manufacturing environment, characterized by diverse change sources (e.g. economical, technological, political, social) and integrated supply chains, success demands close cooperation and coordination between stakeholders and agility. Tools and systems based on software agents, intelligent products and virtual enterprises have been developed to achieve such demands but either because of: (i) focus on a single application; (ii) focus on a single product; (iii) separation between the product and its information; or (iv) focus on a single system characteristic (e.g. hardware, software, architecture, requirements) their use has been limited to trial or academic scenarios. In this thesis a reusable distributed manufacturing monitoring system for harsh environments, capable of addressing traceability and controllability requirements within stakeholders and across high cost and complexity supply chains is presented. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
Sponsor: TSB. EPSRC.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13285
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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