MAS 2011 Proceeding

Dynamics of direct transports in autonomously controlled production networks

Authors:   Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Michael Görges


Autonomous control of logistic processes opens up new potentials to improve the handling of internal and external dynamics in production networks. These networks are characterized by geographically dispersed coupled transport and production processes. This coupling may influence the dynamic behavior of the complete network, due to interdependencies between production and transport quantities and time scales. This paper addresses the impact of two direct transport strategies in an exemplarily production network scenario with autonomous controlled production plants. Relevant parameters of both transport strategies, which determine the transport quantity and the transport time scale, are varied in different simulation experiments in order to explore their impact of the dynamic behavior of the entire network and its elements.

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