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Distributing Control in an Assembly Line: Holonisation Issues.

Farrington, M.; Billington, J.

In: Preprints in IFAC Workshop on Manufacturing Systems: Modelling, Management and Control (MIM'97), Vienna, Austria, pages 57-62. February 1997.

Abstract: The manufacturing literature is reviewed for insights on how to distribute a manufacturing control system in accordance with the new Holonic Manufacturing paradigm. It is concluded that both the controller and the system should be holonised if the benefits of holonic organisation are to be more fully realised.

Keywords: Holonic Manufacturing; Multi-agent Systems; Complex Systems.

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