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Title: Novel development of distributed manufacturing monitoring systems to support high cost and complexity manufacturing
Author: Lugo, Heinz
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2013
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: TSB ; EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Manufacturing monitoring ; Intelligent products ; SOA ; RFID