Stable distributed real-time scheduling of flexible manufacturing/assembly/disassembly systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • The authors propose a dynamic model of the manufacturing environment which allows a real-time, distributed approach to scheduling. They first consider a single machine, and then they consider an interconnection of machines called a distributed clear-a-fraction policy which results in an acyclic system such as a flow shop. Finally, they treat a general manufacturing system with no restrictions on interconnections, using a clear-a-fraction policy with backoff, which can be shown to be stable.

name of conference

  • 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Perkins, J., & Kumar, P. R

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Perkins, J||Kumar, PR

publication date

  • January 1988