Proposal of holonic manufacturing execution systems based on web service technologies for Mexican SMEs
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003.This paper presents a novel approach to Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) using Web Services technologies and protocols to integrate the information from different sources to different destinations inside a holonic environment. The approach is addressed to integrate systems in small and medium manufacturing enterprises of Mexico when the use of commercial management software is reduced due to high cost and poor adaptability to SME from developing countries. A design of a MES Holon is presented in order to be flexible to adapt on this kinds of SMEs. Based on the results derived from this validation process of the model, whose first stage is expected to be finished in September, 2003, the goal is to extend and transfer this model to three Mexican SMEs to support its technological modernization.