Design of a knowledge-based virtual asset management system in dispersed manufacturing

Annie C.Y. Lam, S. K. Kwok, Wing Bun Lee

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The paper proposes a knowledge-based virtual asset management system to help manufacturers with virtual production operations management in a dispersed manufacturing network. The architecture of the proposed system is built using rule-based reasoning, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and production cost minimisation model. The customised production cost minimisation model helps manufacturers select suitable subcontracted manufacturers during the reconfiguration of dispersed manufacturing network. Furthermore, through adopting the knowledge-based concept and RFID technology, the proposed system is capable of discovering potential asset problems among the dispersed production entities. The system architecture and managerial implication are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-486
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Value Chain Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2008


  • Asset management
  • Dispersed manufacturing network
  • Sub-contracted manufacturer selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management


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