An Interactive, Cloud-Based Simulation Optimization System for Knowledge Discovery and Decision Support In Manufacturing
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the sixth Swedish Production Symposium, 2014, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Designing or improving a manufacturing system involves a series of complex decisions over time to satisfy the strategic objectives of the company. To select the optimal parameters of the system entities so as to achieve the desired overall performance of the system is a very complex task that has been proven to be difficult, even for a seasoned decision maker. One of the major barriers for more efficient decision making in manufacturing is that whilst there is in principle abundant data from various levels of the factory, these data need to be organized and transferred into knowledge suitable for decision-making support. The integration of decision-making support and knowledge management has been identified to be more and more important in both scientific research and from industrial companies. The concept of deciphering knowledge from multi-objective optimization was first proposed by Deb with the term innovization (innovation via optimization). By integrating the concept of innovization with simulation, a new set of powerful tools for manufacturing systems analysis, in order to support optimal decision making in design and improvement activities, is emerged. This method is so-called Simulation-based Innovization (SBI), which has been proven to produce promising results in our previous application studies. Nevertheless, to promote the wider use of such a new method requires the development of an integrated software toolset. The goal of this paper is therefore to outline a Cloud-computing based system architecture for implementing such a SBI-based Interactive Decision Support System.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-10385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-10385DiVA: diva2:771054
The sixth Swedish Production Symposium, 2014, September 16-18, Gothenburg