FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS : A REVIEW OF ANALYTICAL MODELS.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-905
Journal / PublicationManagement Science
Volume32
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper reviews recent work on the development of analytical models of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs). The contributions of each of the groups concerned with model development are summarized and an assessment is made of the strengths and weaknesses of its modeling approach. A number of directions in which models require extension are outlined, in particular the representation of such aspects of FMS operation as the tool delivery systems, the blocking phenomenon, the transient behavior and the differences between flexible machining systems and flexible assembly systems. Further work is also required on the structure of FMS control and the integration with plant production planning and control.

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FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS : A REVIEW OF ANALYTICAL MODELS. / Buzacott, J. A.; Yao, David D.

In: Management Science, Vol. 32, No. 7, 07.1986, p. 890-905.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review