The Holonic Approach for Flexible Production: A Theoretical Framework

Elixir Production, Vol. 42, pp. 6106-6110, 2012

5 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2012 Last revised: 11 Apr 2012

Date Written: January 3, 2012

Abstract

This paper discusses the body of knowledge about Holonic Approach to theoretically demonstrate how Holonic Production System (HPS) can be a convincing choice to overcome the problems of traditional production systems’ architectures. Today, enterprises are trying to find ways to manage the growing environmental complexity that is well described by Complex Systems Theory (CST). After the focus on the main problem regarding environmental complexity, the Holonic system and the Holonic Production System will be analyzed. The paper will focus the potential of HPS to adapt and react to changes in the business environment whilst being able to maintain systemic synergies and coordination through the holonic structure where functional production units are simultaneously autonomous and cooperative.

Keywords: holonic production systems, production agility, complex systems, systemic approach

JEL Classification: D2

Suggested Citation

Dominici, Gandolfo, The Holonic Approach for Flexible Production: A Theoretical Framework (January 3, 2012). Elixir Production, Vol. 42, pp. 6106-6110, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1979048

Gandolfo Dominici (Contact Author)

University of Palermo - d/SEAS ( email )

Viale delle Scienze, edificio 13
Palermo, 90124
Italy

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