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Towards Information Networks to Support Composable Manufacturing



Mahesh Mani, Albert W. Jones, Jun H. Shin, Ram D. Sriram


Rigid, supply-chain organizational structures are giving way to highly dynamic collaborative partnerships. These partnerships will develop rapidly by composing global manufacturing resources in response to open market opportunities; and, they will disband just as rapidly when those opportunities disappear. Cooperation, coordination, and distributed decision-making will be critical to the success of these dynamically composable systems. That success in turn will depend on the creation of a manufacturing information network that automates, as much as possible, the identification, formalization, encoding, and sharing of appropriate manufacturing- and business-related knowledge. In this paper we present some of the issues and requirements associated with the creation of such networks.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the PERMIS Workshop
Conference Dates
August 19-21, 2008
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD


Manufacturing information networks, interoperability, common vocabulary, standards


Mani, M. , Jones, A. , Shin, J. and Sriram, R. (2008), Towards Information Networks to Support Composable Manufacturing, Proceedings of the PERMIS Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created October 15, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017