An agile production network enabled by reconfigurable manufacturing systems

Bogdan Epureanu, Xingyu Li*, Aydin Nassehi, Yoram Koren

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Emergencies, and efforts to address them, create disruptions to local and global supply chains and surges in demand of emergency resources, which substantially affect global production. Reconfigurable manufacturing systems are promising solutions to improve flexibility and to reduce the effort needed to adapt supply chains and production networks to fit a perturbed environment. This paper proposes a method for coordination of reconfigurable manufacturing resources from multiple enterprises to structure ad-hoc production networks for critical products required in emergencies. Network optimization models and interaction algorithms are integrated to evolve the production network through synchronous machine-level and network-level reconfiguration driven by data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Early online date14 May 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 May 2021

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  • Production network
  • Reconfiguration
  • Decision making


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