Modeling and Analyzing the Material Flow of Crowdsourcing Processes in Cloud-based Manufacturing Systems using Stochastic Petri Nets

Dazhong Wu, David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer

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Abstract

Cloud-based manufacturing (CBM), also referred to as cloud manufacturing, has the potential to allow manufacturing enterprises to be rapidly scaled up and down by crowdsourcing
manufacturing tasks or sub-tasks. To improve the efficiency of the crowdsourcing process, the material flow of CBM systems needs to be managed so that several manufacturing processes
can be executed simultaneously. Further, the scalability of manufacturing capacity in CBM needs to be designed, analyzed, and planned in response to rapidly changing market demands. The objective of this paper is to introduce a stochastic petri nets (SPNs)-based approach for modeling and analyzing the concurrency and synchronization of the material flow in CBM systems. The proposed approach is validated through a case study of a car suspension module. Our results have shown
that the SPN-based approach helps analyze the structural and behavioral properties of a CBM system and verify manufacturing performance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
CountryUSA United States
CityAnn Arbor, Michigan
Period9/06/1413/06/14

Keywords

  • Cloud Manufactuing

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