Agent Based Quality Management in Lean Manufacturing

  • Rafal Cupek
  • Huseyin Erdogan
  • Lukasz Huczala
  • Udo Wozar
  • Adam Ziebinski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9329)


Quality Management (QM) issues are together with production costs and delivery time one of the three main pillars of Lean Manufacturing. Although, Quality Operations Management should be supported by IT Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), in practice it is very difficult to automate QM support on MES level because of its heterarchical and unpredictable nature. There is a lack of practical models that bind QM and MES. Authors try to fill this gap by proposed agent based MES architecture for QM support. This paper shows both concept of proposed architecture and its practical realisation on the example of automotive electronics device manufacturing.


Multi agent systems (MAS) Manufacturing execution system (MES) Quality management(QM) Lean manufacturing Signalr library 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafal Cupek
    • 1
  • Huseyin Erdogan
    • 2
  • Lukasz Huczala
    • 1
  • Udo Wozar
    • 2
  • Adam Ziebinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Conti Temic Microelectronic GmbHIngolstadtGermany

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