Simulation model study for manufacturing effectiveness evaluation in crowdsourced manufacturing

Toshiya Kaihara, Yoshiteru Katsumura, Yuuichi Suginishi, B. Kádár

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Crowdsourced manufacturing, a new type of manufacturing in which companies share their manufacturing resources depending on their demand and capacity, is discussed in one of the main ideas of Industry 4.0 concept. According to this, companies share their resource information and can find an outsourcing company when they need specific or extra resources. In this study, we have developed a simulation model of crowdsourced manufacturing with a resource model and an agent-based negotiation algorithm to evaluate manufacturing effectiveness based on delivery and machine usage. According to a combination and balance of business style, the delivery rate changes with the saturation point which depends on resource commonality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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