A generic coordination approach applied to a manufacturing environment

G. Coates, A.H.B. Duffy, W. Hills, R.I. Whitfield

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This paper describes a generic coordination approach applied to the field of manufacturing engineering. The objective of the coordination mechanism with respect to this application is twofold. Firstly, it is shown that utilising the developed system can result in the efficient organisation of processes leading to a near optimum time taken to manufacture a number of artefacts. Secondly, successful operation of the system in this environment will demonstrate that the approach is generic in nature. The results already achieved using this system within a computational analysis environment supports this hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-411
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Early online date15 Nov 2000
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2000


  • design coordination
  • scheduling
  • resource management
  • design engineering


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