Jean-Marc Frayret

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This article presents a review and a classification of interactive optimization methods. These interactive methods are used for solving optimization problems. The interaction with an end user or decision maker aims at improving the efficiency of the optimization procedure, enriching the optimization model, or informing the user regarding the solutions(More)
Due to new economical challenges and recent trends regarding international trade and globalization, many companies from the Canadian forest products industry are now facing the need to reengineer their organizational processes and business practices with their partners. This paper proposes an architecture which aims to enable the development of advanced(More)
Many research initiatives carried out in production management consider process planning and operations scheduling as two separate and sequential functions. However, in certain contexts, the two functions must be better integrated. This is the case in divergent production systems with co-production (i.e. production of different products at the same time(More)
Agent-based systems have been employed in the Supply Chain Management field since the 1990s. In spite of its appealing and extensive use in both research and practice, the agent technology and its integration with distributed supply chain planning tools still represent an emergent field with many open research questions. Particularly, the literature fails(More)
This paper presents and illustrates a strategic framework for designing and operating agile networked manufacturing systems. This framework allows to collaboratively plan, control and manage day-to-day operations and contingencies in a dynamic environment. The "rst section summarizes the NetMan organizational and collaboration strategy. It consists of a(More)
This paper studies the case of a supply chain made up of autonomous facilities (represented by software agents). They need to coordinate their manufacturing operations in order to optimize customer satisfaction. Most of the coordination mechanisms used in practice can be described as heuristics. We show how they can be generalized to consider the entire(More)