Scalable hypernetwork-based manufacturing services supply demand matching toward industrial internet platforms

Ying Cheng, Yifan Xie, Dongming Zhao, Ping Ji, Fei Tao

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With the deeper application of sensor & cloud-based environment into manufacturing, deploying the industrial Internet platforms toward smart manufacturing has been more concerned. Based on the platforms, ubiquitous enterprises could participate in and support cross-enterprise collaboration, so that their distributed manufacturing facilities and capabilities could be shared and utilized in the form of manufacturing services (MSs). However, in order to achieve the successful application of the platforms, how to settle the supply demand matching (SDM) of the distributed manufacturing facilities and capabilities in the form of MSs, namely, MSs-SDM, becomes one of the most urgent problems to be solved. In addition, the trend of manufacturing socialization makes this problem much more scalable. In this context, this article aims to establish a set of hypernetwork-based models for the scalable MSs-SDM problem at first. An enterprises collaborative network is derived which is the projection of the underlying MSs-SDM situation to the upper-layer enterprises. Second, a method according to the evaluation on the cross-enterprise collaboration is proposed for this problem. In which, the created utilities, the rates of service invocation, and task allocation from both the global view of the overall network and the local view of each participated enterprise are evaluated. Finally, two steps of experiments introducing scalabilities illustrate the feasibility of the proposed models and the effectiveness of the derived method for MSs-SDM optimization, and further reveal five managerial implications to improve the operation and industrial practice of the platforms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5000-5014
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2019


  • Cross-enterprise collaboration
  • hypernetwork
  • industrial Internet platform
  • manufacturing service (MS)
  • scalability
  • supply demand matching (SDM)

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