Fuzzy Decision-Making Method for Product Holons Encountered Emergency Breakdown in Product-Driven System: An Industrial Case

  • Ming Li
  • Hind Bril El HaouziEmail author
  • André Thomas
  • Arnould Guidat
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 594)


In this paper a fuzzy decision-making method is proposed to make local decisions in case of breakdown occurring in a context of product-driven systems. To cope with breakdown uncertainty, three parameters, α, β and γ are created to evaluate the impact of it. Further, a fuzzy rule based on a membership function is designed to switch between centralized and distributed decisions concerning the re-arranging of the remaining parts. Simulation results show that appropriate decisions could be made by the proposed fuzzy decision-making method with certain suitable parameters. This method was applied on an existing industrial case; it can be easily extended to make decision for breakdown events in other contexts.


Fuzzy decision-making method Product-driven system Breakdown Holonic manufacturing systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hind Bril El Haouzi
    • 2
    Email author
  • André Thomas
    • 2
  • Arnould Guidat
    • 2
  1. 1.Southwest Forestry UniversityKunmingChina
  2. 2.Research Centre for Automatic Control (CRAN), CNRS (UMR 7029)Nancy University, ENSTIBEpinalFrance

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