MODELING A CLASS OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS WITH REVERSIBLE ROUTING.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-93
Journal / PublicationOperations Research
Volume35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We model a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) as a closed queueing network with a set of stations, each with a local buffer of limited capacity. Based on the theory of reversibility as well as some known approaches in the studies of queueing networks with finite buffers, we derive product-form solutions to a class of such FMS networks that have reversible parts routing (a system with a centralized material handling station being one example). This class also includes a certain type of dynamic routing scheme. For systems with zero-buffer stations, we show that the solutions have product form even for nonexponential processing times.

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MODELING A CLASS OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS WITH REVERSIBLE ROUTING. / Yao, David D.; Buzacott, J. A.

In: Operations Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.1987, p. 87-93.

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