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Some Remarks on the Stability of Production Networks

  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
  • Fabian Wirth
  • Michael Freitag
  • Sergey Dashkovskiy
  • Thomas Jagalski
  • Christoph de Beer
  • Björn Rüffer
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP, volume 2005)

Summary

The increasing complexity of production and logistics networks and the requirement of higher flexibility lead to a change of paradigm in control: Autonomously controlled systems where decisions are taken by parts or goods themselves become more attractive. The question of stability is an important issue for the dynamics of such systems. In this paper we are going to touch this question for a special production network with autonomous control. The stability region for a corresponding fluid model is found empirically. We point out that further mathematical investigations have to be undertaken to develop some stability criteria for autonomous systems.

Keywords

Arrival Rate Queue Length Stability Margin Autonomous Control Part Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
    • 1
  • Fabian Wirth
    • 2
  • Michael Freitag
    • 1
  • Sergey Dashkovskiy
    • 2
  • Thomas Jagalski
    • 1
  • Christoph de Beer
    • 1
  • Björn Rüffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Planning and Control of Production SystemsUniversity of BremenGermany
  2. 2.Zentrum für TechnomathematikUniversity of BremenGermany

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