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A generic coordination approach applied to a manufacturing environment

Coates, G. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Hills, W. and Whitfield, R.I. (2000) A generic coordination approach applied to a manufacturing environment. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 107 (1-3). pp. 404-411. ISSN 0924-0136

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Abstract

This paper describes a generic coordination approach applied to the field of manufacturing engineering. The objective of the coordination mechanism with respect to this application is twofold. Firstly, it is shown that utilising the developed system can result in the efficient organisation of processes leading to a near optimum time taken to manufacture a number of artefacts. Secondly, successful operation of the system in this environment will demonstrate that the approach is generic in nature. The results already achieved using this system within a computational analysis environment supports this hypothesis.