Complexity

Complexity in Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2019


Publishing date
01 Aug 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Apr 2019

Lead Editor

1Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain

2Universidad de La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

3Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico


Complexity in Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2019

Description

Nowadays, manufacturing and systems processes are the field where various factors and variables interact, such as human resources, machines, tools, methodologies, and production techniques, all aim to generate a product or service that can be delivered to customers with high quality and on time; the alteration of one of these systems’ components results in changes in another. That is, these components or subsystems are always related to each other in a complex way; to be able to make decisions efficiently, the understanding of these relationships and dependencies between the systems’ components should be sought as far as possible. Often, under the globalized production system, part of the production system is located in another country and context, which increases the number of variables and the complexity of the system.

However, to understand the relationships among the components of the manufacturing system, a process of obtaining reliable information for its analysis must be carried out and, fortunately, with the implementation of information and communication technologies, this work has been facilitated, since modern production processes currently have a high level of monitoring sensors. Nevertheless, such information must be integrated into methods and techniques that allow the decision-making process in a quick and efficient way, since a late decision may represent high costs due to products that do not meet the required quality specifications.

These complex manufacturing processes can be found from raw material supplying or procurement, the production process, and storage and distribution systems for finished products, among others, and it is now possible to find reports in the literature that are focused on understanding the relationships between these components of the manufacturing process. The techniques employed for the analysis of the information of these systems have been diverse, from simulation techniques and metaheuristics to causal techniques that associate variables, where the uncertainty has been integrated as vital new variable.

Therefore, the main objective of this special issue is to collect and consolidate innovative and high-quality research contributions aimed at solving the complexity problem in production process and systems and the techniques and tools applied for a fast analysis and decision-making process. This special issue aims to provide insights into the recent advances in these topics by soliciting original scientific contributions in the form of theoretical foundations, models, experimental research, clinical studies for manufacturing process, and systems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Industrial solutions through complexity theory
  • Modeling complexity of manufacturing systems
  • Performance of manufacturing complex systems: measurements and results
  • Mass customization as a complex system
  • Interactions between sustainability and complexity
  • Effects of new machine tools on complexity of processes
  • How the technology reduces the complexity
  • Techniques and tool used in complexity research
  • Algorithms for complex manufacturing systems

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7286932
  • - Editorial

Complexity in Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2019

Rosario Domingo | Julio Blanco-Fernández | Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8391252
  • - Research Article

Pricing and Collection Rate for Remanufacturing Industry considering Capacity Constraint in Recycling Channels

Lang Xu | Jia Shi | Jihong Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8398356
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Matching in Cloud Manufacturing considering Matching Costs

Qi Chen | Qi Xu | Cui Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1536716
  • - Research Article

Gradient Boosted Trees Predictive Models for Surface Roughness in High-Speed Milling in the Steel and Aluminum Metalworking Industry

Victor Flores | Brian Keith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2089763
  • - Review Article

Emerging Risk Management in Industry 4.0: An Approach to Improve Organizational and Human Performance in the Complex Systems

F. Brocal | C. González | ... | Miguel A. Sebastián
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1280285
  • - Research Article

An Integrated Metaheuristic Routing Method for Multiple-Block Warehouses with Ultranarrow Aisles and Access Restriction

Fangyu Chen | Gangyan Xu | Yongchang Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8431784
  • - Research Article

Intelligent Turning Tool Monitoring with Neural Network Adaptive Learning

Maohua Du | Peixin Wang | ... | Shensong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6301326
  • - Research Article

Solving the Complexity Problem in the Electronics Production Process by Reducing the Sensitivity of Transmission Line Characteristics to Their Parameter Variations

Talgat R. Gazizov | Indira Ye. Sagiyeva | Sergey P. Kuksenko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5734149
  • - Research Article

A Novel MOEA/D for Multiobjective Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Xinnian Wang | Keyi Xing | ... | Mengchu Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6535726
  • - Research Article

Reliability and Sensitivity Analysis Method for a Multistate System with Common Cause Failure

Jinlei Qin | Zheng Li
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