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    A commitment-oriented framework for networked manufacturing co-ordination
    (Taylor & Francis, 2001) Espinasse, Bernard; Cloutier, Louis; Frayret, Jean-Marc; D'Amours, Sophie; Montreuil, Benoit
    In the rapidly changing world of market place evolution and pressures, many authors have studied new organizational forms. Within these new trends, this paper deals particularly with network organizations. An approach is thus proposed to integrate the overall business organization and to co-ordinate the business processes involved in achieving the overall organization goals. In this study, integration is concerned with the implementation of collaborative information structures, enabling efficient operation management and control among heterogeneous business entities. Thus, based on the contract theory from economic science, philosophical work done on conventions and the multiagent systems paradigm, a commitment-oriented co-ordination framework for business integration is proposed. These concepts present a new comprehensive formalization of business collaboration within networked manufacturing, insofar as they concern the modelling of many kinds of business interactions, including collaborative contingencies management and collaboration performance measurement. In order to illustrate this approach, a multiagent prototype using the commitment- oriented approach is finally presented.
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    Coordination and control in distributed and agent-based manufacturing systems
    (Taylor & Francis, 2004-01-01) Frayret, Jean-Marc; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie
    This paper addresses two fundamental issues inherent to every manufacturing system. These issues concern the coordination and control of manufacturing activities. In doing so, many aspects are reviewed and analysed. First, the main distributed manufacturing paradigms are briefly introduced. Next, the various forms of interdependence that commonly constrain manufacturing activities are reviewed, as well as the coordination mechanisms used to manage them. Then, after analysing different approaches developed to address coordination and control of manufacturing activities in distributed and agent-based manufacturing systems, this paper highlights the limits of the existing classification schemes for coordination mechanisms and provides a new scheme that extends beyond those previously reviewed in order to take into account recent advances. The studied distributed manufacturing paradigms are finally compared in terms of coordination and control.
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    Collaborative order management in distributed manufacturing
    (Taylor and Francis, 2007-02-21) Montreuil, Benoit; Abid, Chafik; D'Amours, Sophie
    The construction of a decision assistant tool for order management is outlined. Given a factory, which has a certain capacity to satisfy a certain number of orders, the objective is to assign each order to a specific period, thus maximizing the level of customers' satisfaction. The optimization algorithm supports the sales department and forms an interface between customers' needs and the production system. By combining advances in information technology and optimization technology, a method is presented based on collaborative planning techniques that optimizes customer satisfaction as well as resource utilization. For this purpose, an algorithm was developed based on an integer program model. The tool was implemented using the Java programming environment and Cplex optimization software. The proposed model takes the form of an agent, evolving within a multi-agent system. The proposed algorithm is compared with the greedy heuristic used by the world-class motorcoach manufacturer for which this research was conducted. Computational results show that the agent-based method proposed outperformed a heuristic method currently used in industry.
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    Networked manufacturing : the impact of information sharing
    (Elsevier, 1998-12-21) Lefrançois, Pierre; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie; Soumis, François
    In this paper we address the impact of information sharing between firms of a manufacturing network. Firms of the network are selected and scheduled to produce an order based on a price—time evaluation of their bids using an optimal planning model for networked manufacturing. Networking strategies, where business relationships are characterized by different levels of shared information on price and capacity, are classified. An illustrative example sketches the impact of information sharing on networked manufacturing using three different kinds of bidding protocol expressing how firms aggregate their information to conform to networking requirements. Finally, the results show that higher networking flexibility in terms of price—time alternatives can be achieved when firms favor tight partnership relations, offering consequently a better scheduling performance.
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    Internet au service de la filière bois : le partage de l’information
    (1996-12-01) Frayret, Jean-Marc; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie
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    A decision support system for operations scheduling in a distributed environment
    (Tandfonline, 2012-05-31) Lefrançois, Pierre; Montreuil, Benoit; Ramudhin, Amar; D'Amours, Sophie
    Current industrial trends favor distributed manufacturing with extensive use of subcontracting. In this context we present a two—level decision support system for operations scheduling where a set of firms (subcontractors) is competing for the realization of the manufacturing operations pertaining to a product. We consider the case where operation precedences are given in form of an assembly tree. Each firm bidding for an operation specifies a start time, a processing time, a production cost together with a storage cost for storing the work-in-process resulting from that operation beyond its completion time. At the first level, IBIS, an information support system is used for bid preparation based on resource usage, production requirements and production operations costs. At the second level, given the bids we present a procedure for finding the assignment of operations to firms that minimizes production and storage costs.
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    Design of an Information System for a Networked Industry
    (1996-09-01) Lefrançois, Pierre; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie
    The industrial network is composed of active firms and public organizations evolving in a specific industry and of an industrial network manager. The information system for a networked industry (NetIndSI) is constructed to transfer information between firms of a business network. The firms are modeled as processors in a network linked together to manufacture products or deliver services. These processors can perform many tasks on the NetIndSI such as bidding on a project, requesting bids for a project, analyzing strategic information, developing bidding strategies, developing strategic alliances, managing the firm operations and contracts, and archiving pertinent information. The industrial network manager is modeled to maximize the network contribution to its member's. Its role is: to manage membership; to answer requests from the network members; to ensure information flow between the network members; to distribute decision supporting tools to the network members; and to develop new business opportunities for the members.
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    A network approach to operate agile manufacturing systems
    (Elsevier, 2001-10-26) Cloutier, Louis; Frayret, Jean-Marc; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie
    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 dynamic business method to organize and operate manufacturing activities through the con"guration, activation and operation of a distributed network of inter-dependent and responsible manufacturing centers. Next, the concepts underlying this strategic framework as well as the technical implications of such an approach, are illustrated, using a detailed case study inspired by a motorcoachindustrial partner.
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    The NetMan agent-based architecture for e-business in network organizations
    (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001) Cloutier, Louis; Frayret, Jean-Marc; Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie
    The NetMan project aims at developing concepts and e-business software support systems for manufacturing networks. The e-business-oriented NetMan Operation System carries out collaboratively the distributed planning and scheduling processes, as well as the manufacturing and logistic operations monitoring in networks organizations. It is based on an extensive use of the new information technologies. This paper presents the agent-based software infrastructure developed in the NetMan project.
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    Dynamic configuration of a manufacturing network : a conceptual framework
    (Montréal, 1995-01-01) Montreuil, Benoit; D'Amours, Sophie; Soumis, François
    In this paper, we are concerned with the decision process of configuring dynamically a distributed manufacturing network for producing a producing program. We first propose a new time-based bidding protocol. We follow by giving a linear program minimizing operating costs and permitting dynamic configuring of a business network under demand variations. The results of the model are used by a networking firm to configure and orchestrate its network dynamically, by establishing, as its production program is being completed, long mid and short terms contracts with its partners.