Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics

Contributions and Limitations - Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

  • Michael Hülsmann
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
  • Katja Windt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Organizational Contributions and Limitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael Hülsmann, Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Katja Windt
      Pages 1-7
    3. Michael Hülsmann, Anne Schwientek, Benjamin Korsmeier, Linda Austerschulte
      Pages 15-25
    4. Sergey Dashkovskiy, Andrii Mironchenko, Lars Naujok
      Pages 27-43
  3. Methodical Contributions and Limitations

  4. Technological Contributions and Limitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Bernd-Ludwig Wenning, Christian Zabel, Henning Rekersbrink, Carmelita Görg, Bernd Scholz-Reiter
      Pages 195-206
    3. Reiner Jedermann, Javier Palafox-Albarran, Amir Jabarri, Walter Lang
      Pages 207-228
    4. Tobias Warden, Robert Porzel, Jan D. Gehrke, Hagen Langer, Otthein Herzog, Rainer Malaka
      Pages 229-246
    5. Karl A. Hribernik, Christoph Kramer, Carl Hans, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
      Pages 247-267
  5. Practical Contributions and Limitations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-338

About this book


Many new technologies – like RFID, GPS, and sensor networks – that dominate innovative developments in logistics are based on the idea of autonomous cooperation and control. This self-organisational concept describes „...processes of decentralized decision-making in heterarchical structures. It presumes interacting elements in non-deterministic systems, which possess the capability and possibility to render decisions. The objective of autonomous cooperation and control is the achievement of increased robustness and positive emergence of the total system due to distributed and flexible coping with dynamics and complexity“ (Hülsmann & Windt, 2007). In order to underlie these technology-driven developments with a fundamental theoretical foundation this edited volume asks for contributions and limitations of applying the principles of autonomous cooperation and control to logistics processes and systems. It intends to identify, describe, and explain – in the context of production and distribution logistics – the effects on performance and robustness, the enablers and impediments for the feasibility, the essential cause-effect-relations, etc. of concepts, methods, technologies, and routines of autonomous cooperation and control in logistics. Therefore, the analyses collected in this edited volume aim to develop a framework for finding the optimal degree as well as the upper and lower boundaries of autonomous cooperation and control of logistics processes from the different perspectives of production technology, electronics and communication engineering, informatics and mathematics, as well as management sciences and economics.


Autonomous Co-operation and Control Controlling Limitations Logistics Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Hülsmann
    • 1
  • Bernd Scholz-Reiter
    • 2
  • Katja Windt
    • 3
  1. 1., Systems Management - International LogisJacobs University BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.BIBA GmbH, Bremer Institut für MesstechnikUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3., Global Production Logistics - InternatioJacobs University BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19468-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19469-6
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