International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 8, P2514-2530 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1521534 View full text
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Andrew Ma, Aydin Nassehi, Chris Snider

Abstract: This paper introduces anarchic manufacturing, an extremely distributed planning and control philosophy as the methodology for planning and controlling future smart factories. Anarchic manufacturing delegates decision making authority and autonomy to the lowest level of entities in system elements with no centralised control or oversight. It is often postulated that traditional hierarchical structures may not be well suited to manage the state-of-the-art hyper-connected smart factories due to their reliance on …

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