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In this paper, we firstly discuss the necessity of a simulation tool'which can handle h huge and complex manufacturing system under CIM environment, and then consider problems incurred by developing such a large system model. A distributed simulation model developed on a distributed computer system is then shown to be a promising method to cope with the(More)
In this study, a manufacturing system locating machining cells in a square array is considered as an agile manufacturing system that can manufacture a variety of kinds of products with varying volumes. Each cell can process any work whose machining operations for each work are divided into some operation groups common to all works. An auction-based(More)
JAPAN Nowadays, Virtual Enterprise (VE) is an important paradigm of business management in agile manufacturing environment. Clearly, there is a need for a mechanism through which these different functions can be integrated together. In this paper, we focus on negotiation process in VE formation to clarify its effective management. Each enterprise in VE is(More)
The anatomical abnormalities of the pulmonary veins may have a serious impact on complications that may arise during pulmonary lobectomy. We present a surgical case of left lung cancer in a patient, who was a 69-year-old male, with the left superior and inferior pulmonary veins forming a common trunk outside the pericardium. In this present case, because of(More)
An association between autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has never been reported. Reported herein is a case of IgG4-related inflammatory AAA accompanying metachronous AIP. A 77-year-old man presented with malaise and intermittent lower abdominal pain. Radiological examination showed inflammatory AAA and right(More)