Addressing the operational challenges in the development, manufacture, and supply of advanced materials and performance products

John M. Wassick*, Anshul Agarwal, Naoko Akiya, Jeff Ferrio, Scott Bury, Fengqi You

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Abstract

The challenges of supplying advanced materials and performance products are very different from those associated with commodity chemicals. Yet these challenges are well addressed by enterprise-wide optimization techniques. This paper discusses the nature of advanced materials and some challenges and solutions related to product design, production scheduling, process reliability, and logistics. Ongoing research in the use of multi-agent systems for batch process management is also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Chemical Engineering
Volume47
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2012

Keywords

  • Crew scheduling
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Resource task network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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