A Market Approach to Holonic Manufacturing

A. Márkus, T. Kis Váncza, L. Monostori

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The concept of holonic manufacturing is based on the cooperation of autonomous, functionally complete entities with diverse, often conflicting goals. The paper introduces a market mechanism for coordinating the activities of intelligent agents that pursue their own interest by operating under bounded rationality in a changing, hardly predictable environment. The market model is used for solving dynamic order processing and scheduling problems: conflicts between local scheduling agents are resolved by negotiating and bargaining on simple common terms of tasks, due dates and prices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996



  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Dynamic Scheduling
  • Holonic Manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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