Flexible manufacturing systems : background, examples and models

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In this paper, we discuss recent innovations in manufacturing technology and their implications on the design and control of manufacturing systems. Recognizing the need to respond properly to rapidly changing market demands, we discuss several types of flexibility that can be incorporated in our production organisation to achieve this goal. We show how the concept of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) naturally arises as an attempt to combine the advantages of traditional Job Shops and dedicated production lines.

The main body of the paper is devoted to a classification of FMS problem areas and a review of models developed to understand and solve these problems. For each problem area, a number of important contributions in the literature is indicated. The reader, interested in the applications of Operations Research models but not familiar with the technical background of FMS’s, will find the descriptions of some essential FMS elements useful. Some final remarks and directions for future research conclude the paper.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelOperations Research Proceedings 1987 (Papers of the 16th Annual Meeting of DGOR, in cooperation with NSOR, Veldhoven, The Netherlands, September 23-25, 1987)
RedacteurenH. Schellhaas, P. Beek, van, H. Isermann, R. Schmidt, M. Zijlstra
Plaats van productieBerlin
ISBN van geprinte versie3-540-19365-0, 0-387-19365-0
StatusGepubliceerd - 1988
Evenement16th Annual Meeting of DGOR - Veldhoven, Nederland
Duur: 23 sep 198725 sep 1987


Congres16th Annual Meeting of DGOR


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