Title: Cooperation between a Holonic Logistics Execution System and a Vehicle Routing Scheduling System
Authors: Van Belle, Jan
Saint Germain, Bart
Philips, Johan
Valckenaers, Paul
Cattrysse, Dirk
Issue Date: May-2013
Host Document: Proceedings of the 11th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS 2013) vol:11 issue:1 pages:184-189
Conference: IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems edition:11 location:São Paulo, Brazil date:22-24 May 2013
Abstract: The organization of the logistic operations in a cross-dock is complex. Cross-dock managers can be supported in this task by a logistics execution system (LES). A holonic LES uses a self-organizing and decentralized approach to control the cross-docking operations. Based on multi-agent technology, this approach aims to improve the robustness against disturbances. A drawback of this approach is however that this decentralized LES has no complete view on the system, in contrast to a centralized scheduling system. This paper presents the cooperation between a holonic LES and a vehicle routing scheduling system in order to combine the benefits of both systems. The holonic LES can benefit from the provided schedule to improve the global performance, while allowing the schedule to be executed, compensating for small deviations and possible simplifications. The results of some preliminary simulation experiments indicate that this cooperation can be realized and improves the global performance.
ISBN: 978-3-902823-33-5
ISSN: 1474-6670
VABB publication type: VABB-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Diepenbeek

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