Enterprise Management Network Architecture: The Organization Layer

M. Roboam, Mark S. Fox, and Katia Sycara
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-90-22, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990


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Abstract
Achieving manufacturing efficiency requires that many groups that comprise a manufacturing enterprise, such as design, planning, production, distribution, field service, accounting, sales and marketing, cooperate in order to achieve their common goal. In this paper we introduce the concept of Enterprise Management Network (EMN) as the element to facilitate the integration of distributed heterogeneous functions of a manufacturing enterprise. The integration is supported by having the network first play a more active role in the accessing and communication of information, and second provide the appropriate protocols for the distribution, coordination, and negotiation of tasks and outcomes. The Enterprise Management Network is divided into six layers: Network Layer, Data Layer, Information Layer, Organization Layer, Coordination Layer, and Market Layer. Each of these layers provides a portion of the elements, functions and protocols to allow the integration of a manufacturing enterprise. The Organization Layer plays the central role in the EMN architecture by defining the model of a decentralized structure, and identifying its major components to be supported by the other layers.

Notes
Sponsor: DARPA
Grant ID: F30602-C88-C-0001
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Number of pages: 59

Text Reference
M. Roboam, Mark S. Fox, and Katia Sycara, "Enterprise Management Network Architecture: The Organization Layer," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-90-22, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Fox_1990_234,
   author = "M. Roboam and Mark S Fox and Katia Sycara",
   title = "Enterprise Management Network Architecture: The Organization Layer",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "November",
   year = "1990",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-90-22",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}