The GRAI-GIM reference model, architecture and methodology

  • D. Chen
  • G. Doumeingts
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


The GRAI models [1–3] give a generic description of a manufacturing system while focusing on the details of the control part of this system. The control of a manufacturing system will be presented first from a global point of view and afterwards at the level of the decision center.


Physical System Abstraction Level Functional Decomposition Operational Synchronization Oriented Design 
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© Peter Barnes, Laszlo Nemes and Theodore J. Williams 1996

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  • G. Doumeingts

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