ManuChain : Combining Permissioned Blockchain with a Holistic Optimization Model as Bi-Level Intelligence for Smart Manufacturing

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Author(s)

  • Jiewu Leng
  • Douxi Yan
  • Qiang Liu
  • Kailin Xu
  • Lijun Wei
  • Ding Zhang
  • Xin Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number8789508
Pages (from-to)182-192
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Volume50
Issue number1
Online published6 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Abstract

The growth of individualized product demands drives high flexibility of manufacturing processes, which requires large-scale deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Since centralized control of IIoT suffers from poor flexibility in coping with disturbances and changes, a decentralized organization structure is a better choice, in which a permissioned blockchain-driven IIoT can enable partially decentralized self-organization and thus offload and accelerate the optimization of upper-level manufacturing planning. A novel iterative bi-level hybrid intelligence model named ManuChain is proposed to get rid of unbalance/inconsistency between holistic planning and local execution in individualized manufacturing systems. Lower-level blockchain-driven smart contracts proactively decentralize fine-grained and individualized task execution among machine tools via Raspberry Pi-based smart gateways and make the results available on an upper-level digital twin model for iterative coarse-grained holistic optimization. A prototype ManuChain based on a permissioned blockchain network is presented to realize both lower-level crowd self-organizing intelligence and upper-level holistic optimization intelligence.

Research Area(s)

  • Blockchain, digital twin, individualized manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart contracts

Citation Format(s)

ManuChain: Combining Permissioned Blockchain with a Holistic Optimization Model as Bi-Level Intelligence for Smart Manufacturing. / Leng, Jiewu; Yan, Douxi; Liu, Qiang et al.
In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 50, No. 1, 8789508, 01.2020, p. 182-192.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review