ProCon: Decision Support for Resource Management in a Global Production Network

  • Florian Golm
  • Alexander V. Smirnov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


Applying modern transportation and communication means in the context of inter-enterprises global and local (region-oriented) business collaboration within the Virtual Enterprise is named Virtual Global Production Network (GPN). The new approach for GPN configuration called “Affordable Cost Structure approach” is described. This approach oriented to improve investment efficiency over total facility life-time. A kernel of this approach is a distributed multi-level constraint satisfaction technology based on a shared domain knowledge model “product — process — resources”.


Production Module Production Network Virtual Enterprise Manual Transmission Incoming Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Golm
    • 1
  • Alexander V. Smirnov
    • 2
  1. 1.FFA Ford Research Center AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt.PetersburgRussia

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