Toward a multi-agent information management infrastructure for product family planning and mass customisation

@article{Shooter2005TowardAM,
  title={Toward a multi-agent information management infrastructure for product family planning and mass customisation},
  author={Steven B. Shooter and Timothy W. Simpson and Soundar R. T. Kumara and Robert B. Stone and Janis P. Terpenny},
  journal={International Journal of Mass Customisation},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={134}
}
Development of complex new products requires numerous decisions by many individuals and groups, which are often geographically and temporally distributed. There is a need to share and coordinate distributed resources and synchronise decisions. Recent advances in Information Technology (IT) pose an untapped potential in assisting the capture, storage, retrieval, and facilitated use of product development information. By sharing assets such as components, processes, and knowledge across a family… 

A Dynamic Multiagent System Based on a Negotiation Mechanism for Product Family Design

A mathematical model reflecting the tradeoffs inherent in having a platform is presented and a dynamic multiagent system (DMAS) based on negotiation mechanisms to address the model effectively is introduced.

A Multi-Agent System for Recommending Customized Families of Products

Electronic markets and web-based content have improved traditional product development processes by increasing the participation of customers and applying various recommender systems to satisfy individual customer needs.

A Data Mining Methodology for Product Family Design

  • S. K. Moon
  • Computer Science
    Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining
  • 2009
The objective in this chapter is to introduce a methodology for identifying a platform along with variant and unique modules in a product family using design knowledge extracted with data mining techniques.

Product family design knowledge representation, aggregation, reuse, and analysis

This work proposes a flexible knowledge management framework to capture, reorganize, and convert both linguistic and parametric product family design information into a unified network, which is called a networked bill of material (NBOM).

Reuse of Manufacturing Knowledge to Facilitate Platform-Based Product Realization

The Reuse Existing Unit forShape and Efficiency (R.U.S.E.E.) method facilitates the search of information in a re-pository through three stages that consider similarity, ef-tomated search and interaction with the user toeffectively obtain the desired results.

A User-Centered Multi-Agent Framework for Extensible Modular Design

By introducing a cost-effective and timely modular design system and modeling its ‘users’, a typical intelligent and autonomous agent is constructed and the principle of cooperation among multiple agents is discussed for maximizing today's and tomorrow's customer requirements.

Module-scale-based product platform planning

Planning product platform by taking full advantage of existing product resources is an effective tactic for mass customization, which can help not only keep market share, improve production batch,

Mass Customization Information Systems in Business

"Mass Customization Information Systems in Business" provides original and innovative research on IT systems for mass customization describing the solutions, tools, and concepts needed for successful realization of these systems.

Service representation for capturing and reusing design knowledge in product and service families using object-oriented concepts and an ontology

This article introduces a methodology to develop a service ontology for capturing and reusing design knowledge in a service family by integrating object-oriented concepts and ontologies and introduces a service process model to describe a service based on a sequence using a graph model.

A platform-based strategic design approach for universal products

In this paper, we extend concepts from product family and platform design and mass customisation to create a method for a universal product family design. The objective of this paper is to develop a
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 27 REFERENCES

Planning for Product Platforms

By sharing components and production processes across a platform of products, companies can develop differentiated products efficiently, make their manufacturing processes more flexible, and take

Reuse of Manufacturing Knowledge to Facilitate Platform-Based Product Realization

The Reuse Existing Unit forShape and Efficiency (R.U.S.E.E.) method facilitates the search of information in a re-pository through three stages that consider similarity, ef-tomated search and interaction with the user toeffectively obtain the desired results.

A Model for the Flow of Design Information in Product Development

A model for the flow of design information that is sufficiently formal to eventually support a semantics-based approach for developing information exchange standards is presented.

Manufacturing in the Digital Age: Exploiting Information Technologies for Product Realization

The goal is to synthesize streams of thought from many related disciplines in engineering, science, and management, and develop a framework for examining how information technologies can facilitate and influence manufacturing.

Exploring Semantic Web Technologies for Product Family Modeling

A preliminary attempt at using semantic web paradigm, especially the Web Ontology Language (OWL), for product family information management, and the methodology of ontology development that can support product family design is discussed in detail.

An overview of agent-oriented programming

The discussion here will be confined to reviewing the authors' own work on multi-agent systems in general and agent-oriented programming in particular, and the topic of another paper currently in the works.

Agent-Oriented Programming

The power of product platforms : building value and cost leadership

Drawing on in-depth case examples from Black & Decker, Hewlett-Packard, and others, this guide demonstrates how to build entire families of products from a single "platform" of common product

A Customer Needs Motivated Conceptual Design Methodology for Product Portfolios

Platform design strategy is currently a very important topic in modern product development; however, current methods do not fully address platform definition with respect to customer needs. Customer

A Comparison of Commonality Indices for Product Family Design

Today’s highly competitive and global marketplace is redefining the way companies do business: many companies are being faced with the challenge of providing as much variety as possible for the