Modeling production networks with discrete processes by means of communities of autonomous units
First online: 19.04.2011
Cite this article as: Kreowski, HJ., Kuske, S. & von Totth, C. Logist. Res. (2011) 3: 159. doi:10.1007/s12159-011-0054-9
Communities of autonomous units are devices for the visual modeling of interactive logistic processes. The framework is founded on rule-based graph transformation and allows specifying autonomous units in such a way that they can run in parallel and make their decision about future actions independently of each other. The usefulness of the framework is demonstrated in this paper by modeling a new variant of production networks with discrete production processes. One of the main results shows that the visual model is correct with respect to a more traditional quantitative mathematical model.
Production networks Autonomous units Discrete production processes Stability Graph transformation