CONTECSI - International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management - ISSN 2448-1041, 5º CONTECSI - International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management

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EXTENDING HOLONIC MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE THE VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE DOMAIN
Marcos Ricardo Rosa Georges, Gustavo Nucci Franco, Antonio Batocchio

Última alteração: 2014-11-12

Resumo


Increased competition in the global market place has forced companies to seek better products and services, but with lower cost and in a market suitable time. According to the holonic manufacturing paradigm, those requirements could be achieved if a reconfigurable enterprise was developed from autonomous and intelligent agents that dynamically interact with each other. This system should be able to automatically organize itself in such a way that its functions were arranged to achieve the finest performance. But if this system was really effective and proactive, it should search for functionalities beyond its own boundaries; it could obtain better competitive edges if it were gathering external partners that do some tasks in better ways than it ordinarily does by itself. Hence, the virtual enterprise, in its sense of distributed enterprises aggregation, can be a natural result of holonic manufacturing systems. This paper illustrates the advantages in using holonic concepts in the virtual enterprise realm through the self-organization of dynamic systems, exploring the holonic paradigm as a catalyst to enable this aggregation. Hence holonic manufacturing models will be seen as important references to virtual enterprises.

Palavras-chave


Virtual Enterprise; Intelligent Manufacturing Systems; Holonic Manufacturing Systems.