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General Concepts of a Manufacturing System Engineering Workbench as a Tool for the Re-engineering of Manufacturing Systems [chapter]

Marco Garetti, Anna Bartolotta
1995 Re-engineering the Enterprise  
In the authors' opinion this kind of approach could remarkably improve the efficiency of manufacturing systems design and re-engineering tasks, which are major contributors to competitive success in modem  ...  Based on this general concept, a two-stage design approach is proposed for the design and redesign activities of manufacturing systems.  ...  , rectangles for processing agents and lines for handling agents).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34876-6_10 fatcat:wdten7xedfct7nnqkf5oluq4pe

Agents and Objects: Towards Component Integration for Manufacturing Systems Re-engineering [chapter]

Leonid Borisovitch Sheremetov, Alexander Victorovitch Smirnov
1998 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
This article reports on an experiment in which the pre-existing engineering systems for the small and medium size FMS re-engineering were transformed into an open framework of cooperating agents -DESO.  ...  To reflect the standards of communication in a distributed multi-agent system, the multi-level model and the agent template, reflecting this model are proposed.  ...  Support for this work has been also provided by the CONACYT, Mexico, under the grant N 3923P-A9607 and REDI Program.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35390-6_8 fatcat:o5q4pzs7mvhq7bl7rua6jzthby

The application of generic process models in Business Process Re-engineering [chapter]

Steve J. Childe, A. M. Weaver, R. S. Maull, P. A. Smart, J. Bennett
1995 Re-engineering the Enterprise  
Research work is proceeding on the development of a framework that will help manufacturing businesses identify business processes, process components and links between the processes to form a company-wide  ...  This paper describes the supporting theory of systems and the structure, development and validation of a model of standard business processes.  ...  Process Re-engineering methodology for Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises" and British Aerospace (Systems and Engineering) Ud.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34876-6_11 fatcat:jsghvc745bbqje4qjxazn6uydm

Integrating Infrastructures for Manufacturing a Comparative Analysis [chapter]

José P. O. Santos, João J. Ferreira, José M. Mendonça
1997 Re-engineering for Sustainable Industrial Production  
This paper presents an overview of the evolution of manufacturing systems integrating infrastructures and standards, ranging from industrial network standards!  ...  such as MAP2 and CNMA 3 , that essentially support hardware integration, distributed platforms like OSFIDCE 4 and OMG/CORBA s promoting industrial applications integration, up to integration frameworks  ...  itself and the upper distributed system must support a fast time-migration. • Conformance/compliance with the framework for integrating infrastructure: The IT base services ought to overcome the business  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35086-8_26 fatcat:6pxtqtnyovd23jfvh7wkel2ol4

Process monitoring for continuous improvement [chapter]

V. J. Thomson
1995 Re-engineering the Enterprise  
Process monitoring, a tool which measures realtime process performance, permits proactive management of processes and enables their continuous improvement.  ...  METHODOLOGY At present, process monitoring concepts are being developed in a three step process: 1) design the major system components and the process tool kit using object technology; 2) develop and test  ...  PROCESS MONITORING Production systems in discrete and continuous manufacturing have operated for many years with highly defined processes and monitoring systems to deliver feedback for continuous improvement  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34876-6_28 fatcat:ivl77cdujnbtppay56qtjstl7i

Business (re) Engineering: Management of the Risk Induced Constraints

Victor-Bogdan Oprean
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The means used in businesses' re-engineering makes a creative use of the advantages of the new IT&C when implemented in computer networks.  ...  Engineering the organizations is a way of redesigning the constitutive structures according to the dynamics of the business' environment and looking to improve the market value for the firms involved in  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported from the European Social Fund through Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, project number POSDRU/89/1.5/S/59184 "Performance and  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.12.548 fatcat:7walbnwyfjfkde4htmgar6hj5y

Multi-Agent Collaboration in Competitive Scenarios [chapter]

Florian Fuchs
1997 Re-engineering for Sustainable Industrial Production  
For many multi-agent scenarios one can assume that the agents behave cooperatively and contribute to a common goal according to their design.  ...  It integrates a goal relaxation mechanism, negotiation histories, and multilateral negotiations.  ...  I.e. mechanisms for conflict resolution have to be integrated into a multi-agent approach in order to obtain global consistent solutions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35086-8_23 fatcat:axd3ymlzzrawdeqda5ccnlxk2u

Advanced steps with standardized languages in the re-engineering process

Anna Medve
2008 Computer Standards & Interfaces  
The new components can be very well documented and integrated into the existing system in a manner that even the stakeholders get involved in it.  ...  (URN) standard to capture requirements with workflow-based re-engineering process of complex systems.  ...  Requirement Notation [5] ; ODL, Object definition languages [9] ; SAP, Systems, Applications and Products in data processing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.csi.2007.09.004 fatcat:jrxtefn6vvgcbmg2pkzrrvle2m

Symbiotic simulation for business process re-engineering in high-tech manufacturing and service networks

Malcolm Y. H. Low, Stephen J. Turner, Ding Ling, Hai L. Peng, Peter Lendermann, Lai P. Chan, Steve Buckley
2007 2007 Winter Simulation Conference  
In this paper, we propose a symbiotic simulation system that can monitor the real-world operations of high-tech manufacturing and service networks, carry out what-if analysis and optimization on service-oriented  ...  A case study of an aerospace spare parts logistics system was carried out to investigate the viability of the system.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is carried out under the IBM Shared University Research Grant awarded to NTU and SIMTech.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2007.4419649 dblp:conf/wsc/LowTLPCLB07 fatcat:iag62dbvcreedovvsqcpragefa

Feature-Oriented Re-engineering of Legacy Systems into Product Line Assets – a Case Study [chapter]

Kyo Chul Kang, Moonzoo Kim, Jaejoon Lee, Byungkil Kim
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Unfortunately, however, robot manufacturers often focus on developing technical components (e.g., vision recognizer and speech processor) and then attempt to develop robots by integrating these components  ...  We believe that re-engineering legacy robot applications into product line assets can significantly enhance reusability and evolvability.  ...  We believe that feature-oriented re-engineering approach can help robot manufacturers to take advantage of product line framework -decrease in development cost and increase in application flexibility.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11554844_6 fatcat:gtovk4tpzrdmhd43so227en5sa

An introduction to a process engineering approach and a case study illustration of its utility [chapter]

Peter Kawalek
1995 Re-engineering the Enterprise  
The approach has been developed through collaboration with companies in the services and manufacturing sectors, and through the 'Process Engineering Framework' Project.  ...  This paper introduces an emergent process oriented approach to systems engineering. It has come to be known within its domain of development as 'process engineering.'  ...  The approach is concerned simultaneously with interactions supporting the organisation's processes and acting as an integration framework for tools.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34876-6_24 fatcat:43voqnksifa27d5yanj4gstnae

On governance for re-engineering city infrastructure

M. Bruce Beck, Michael Thompson, Steven Ney, Dipak Gyawali, Paul Jeffrey
2011 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Bridge Engineering  
Engineering Sustainability Volume 164 Issue ES2 On governance for re-engineering city infrastructure  ...  those elements of governance that should, in practice, enable the re-engineering needed for a city to become a force for good in its environment.  ...  In fact, elsewhere a systems-wide ('holistic') approach to re-engineering city infrastructure is advocated (Beck et al., 2010b; Villarroel Walker, 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1680/ensu.2011.164.2.129 fatcat:npwzk3igkza2vfo3c2xvylcsmm

Business and IT Perspectives on AMORE: a Methodology using Object-Orientation in Re-engineering Enterprises [chapter]

Kiran Fernandes, Vinesh Raja, John Keast, Meurig Beynon, Pui Shan Chan, Mike Joy
2002 Systems Engineering for Business Process Change: New Directions  
This paper is both an outline and a critique of AMORE, A Methodology Based on Object-Orientation for Re-engineering Enterprises that is being developed at the University of Warwick under the auspices of  ...  The prospects for AMORE are reviewed first with reference to current thinking on BPR and software development for business information systems by IT specialists such as Jacobson and Warboys, and subsequently  ...  Acknowledgements We are indebted to British Aerospace Systems, Sun Microsystems, Parametric Technology Corporation and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (M02675) for supporting the  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0135-2_17 fatcat:nbydgoe5afdunn4colo6kqkone

A framework for e-cooperating business agents: An application to the (re)engineering of production facilities [chapter]

Gil Manuel Gonçalves, João Borges Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira, Paulo Sousa Dias, António Santos
2003 Collaborative Systems for Production Management  
These are typically complex systems, which are made of several subsystems (robots, machines, cells), that are designed and built by different companies in different countries.  ...  The task of coordinating business agents to accomplish complex goals, which could not be accomplished by any of the agents on its own, is a complex one.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was partially supported by the Emopean Commission's "Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme" (GROWTH) under the project VIDOP -Vendor Integrated Decentralised Optimisation  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35698-3_14 fatcat:7l3zalxpxff3fdeddysqr4blxu

A content-focused method for re-engineering thesauri into semantically adequate ontologies using OWL

Daniel Kless, Ludger Jansen, Simon Milton, Krzysztof Janowicz
2016 Semantic Web Journal  
The re-engineering of vocabularies into ontologies can save considerable time in the development of ontologies.  ...  Current methods that guide the re-engineering of thesauri into ontologies often convert vocabularies syntactically only and ignore the problems that stems from interpreting vocabularies as statements of  ...  The previously described TBox re-engineering can be contrasted to a re-engineering approach that is often called "ABox re-engineering".  ... 
doi:10.3233/sw-150194 fatcat:5a4ouyf4pnd4nn66ti5mdargle
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