Title: Minimum quality loss oriented reconfiguration method for inter-enterprise process quality control system

Authors: Liping Zhao, Yiyong Yao, Jun Wan

Addresses: National Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China. ' National Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China. ' National Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 710049, China

Abstract: Dynamic continuous competition, which leads to the phenomena of incomplete information that exists in the process of inter-enterprise dynamic quality tracking and control, makes inter-enterprise quality control more and more complicated. In this paper, with the goal of inter-enterprise product|s minimum quality loss, the probability model of inter-enterprise dynamic quality tracking and control based on incomplete information is established. On the basis of different collaborative demands, reconfiguration strategy of inter-enterprise quality control system is established. Reconfiguration of inter-enterprise quality control system is divided into model reconfiguration and function reconfiguration by adopting agent theory, which lays foundation for dynamic control of enterprises process quality.

Keywords: minimum quality loss; incomplete information; system reconfiguration; probability modelling; inter-enterprise quality; quality control; collaborative demands; agent theory; agent-based systems; multi-agent systems; MAS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2008.021199

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.278 - 293

Available online: 09 Nov 2008 *

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