Anarchic Manufacturing on the road

Andrew has been to two conferences, CIMS (Cambridge) and CARV (Nantes) road-showing Anarchic Manufacturing systems and presenting two conferences papers discussing how Anarchic Manufacturing compares to hierarchical and centralised systems when applying scenarios on: mass customisation, scale and complexity. At CIMS, Andrew has enjoyed the networking opportunities, whether in Christ College Hall or punting, discussing […]

Anarchic Manufacturing’s first journal publication

Anarchic Manufacturing has its first journal publication! Andrew explains in-depth the mechanics of Anarchic Manufacturing and challenges the assumption that distributed systems are inherently more flexible than centralised systems in the International Journal of Production Research. Here is a link to the paper:¬†Anarchic Manufacturing Anarchic systems is going on a road show to the Cambridge […]

The Architecture of Anarchic Manufacturing

Are traditional centralised and hierarchical structures too cumbersome for the digital age? Would a radical (and controversial) view to solving the shop-floor scheduling and control problem be better? With the rise of digital manufacturing technologies and Industry 4.0, many are considering whether current methods for scheduling and controlling (and ultimately decision making) will be able […]