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Carl Anderson and John J. Bartholdi, III (2000). Centralized versus decentralized control in manufacturing: lessons from social insects. Pages 92105 in
 

Summary: Carl Anderson and John J. Bartholdi, III (2000). Centralized versus decentralized
control in manufacturing: lessons from social insects. Pages 92105 in
"Complexity and Complex Systems in Industry," Proceedings, University of
Warwick, 19th
20th
September 2000, (McCarthy, I. P. and Rakotobe-Joel, T.,
Eds.). The University of Warwick, U.K. 652 pp. [ISBN 0 902683 50 0]
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Centralized versus decentralized control in manufacturing: lessons from social
insects
Carl Anderson
and John J. Bartholdi, III
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205. USA
ABSTRACT
In our increasingly competitive world, companies must become more flexible, adaptive and
responsive. However, this can be difficult in the face of complexities and uncertainties such as
worker absenteeism, machine breakdown, and variation in customer behavior. One group of
economies that exhibits such flexibility, even in highly unpredictable environments, is social

  

Source: Anderson, Carl - Synthetic Intelligence, Qbit, LLC, Bethesda, MD
Bartholdi III, John J. - School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Engineering; Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Mathematics