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.
- Asset management
- Dispersed manufacturing network
- Sub-contracted manufacturer selection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Computer Science Applications
- Strategy and Management