Computer-Assisted Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems

Computer-Assisted Management and Control of Manufacturing Systems

by Spyros G. Tzafestas (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781447112426
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 09/17/2011
Series: Advanced Manufacturing
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 483
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1 Modern Manufacturing Systems: An Information Technology Perspective.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Basic engineering CIM functions.- 3 Information technology enhances the competitive advantage.- 4 An intra-organizational CIM model.- 5 An inter-organizational CIM model.- 6 Artificial intelligence in CIM systems.- 7 Economic evaluation of automated manufacturing.- 8 Conclusions.- References.- 2 Decision Support Systems in Manufacturing Systems Managemen.- 1 Introduction.- 2 DSS in general.- 3 Problem domains.- 4 Problem solving strategy.- 5 DSS for operation scheduling and dispatching.- 6 DSS for process planning.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 3 AI in Manufacturing: Application to FM S Simulation, Scheduling and Control.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Important issues in application of AI manufacturing.- 3 Knowledge based simulation, evaluation, scheduling, quality control and real-time control of manufacturing systems.- 4 Conclusions.- References.- 4 Modelling and Analyzing Processes in Production and Administration.- 1 Motivation.- 2 ProMAX requirements.- 3 ProMAX architecture and environment.- 4 Impacts on software engineering.- 5 Applications in administration.- 6 Applications in production.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 5 Quality Management in CIM.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Quality management in information system.- 3 Quality management in production control.- 4 Communication support for quality asssurance.- 5 Product based quality management and manufacturing control.- 6 Conclusions.- References.- 6 Best Practice in Shop Floor Schedulin.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The dominance of MRP and MRPII.- 3 Modern scheduling approaches.- 4 Research method.- 5 Assessment of planning and scheduling performance.- 6 Classification of planning and scheduling.- 7 Analysis of results.- 8 Conclusions.- References.- 7 A Stable, Distributed Routing Policy for Flexible Manufacturing Systems.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Lyapunov stability of DEDS.- 3 Part type routing policy.- 4 Simulation example.- 5 Conclusion.- References.- 8 Shop Controllers-Managers for Intelligent Manufacturing.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Efficiency through economy of scope.- 3 Govern-for-flexibility knowledge architecture.- 4 Applications and example development.- 5 Concluding comments.- References.- 9 A CIM Designed According to Ward and Mello.- 1 The Ward and Mellor methodology.- 2 The Ward and Mellor methodology applied to CIM.- 3 Evaluation of the Ward and Mellor methodology.- 4 Conclusions.- References.- 10 Monitoring and Automatic Supervision in Manufacturing Systems.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Classification of disturbances.- 3 Sensors and methods of monitoring.- 4 Methods of influencing manufacturing systems.- 5 Automatic supervisory systems.- 6 Conclusions.- References.- 11 Petri Nets for Designing Manufacturing System.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Petri nets.- 3 Modeling FMS using Petri nets.- 4 Validation of Petri net models.- 5 Coordination control of production systems by mean of Petri nets.- 6 Design, modelling and analysis of a FMS.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 12 Petri Net-Based Approach to Synthesis of Intelligent Control Systems for DEDS.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Petri net-based modelling of DEDS.- 3 Analysis of the DEDS control possibilities.- 4 Petri nets in the rule-based knowledge representation.- 5 Utilizing the knowledge base in the control synthesis.- 6 Illustrative examples.- 7 Knowledge inference and automatic reasoning.- 8 An illustrative example.- 9 Conclusions.- References.- 13 New Methods and Tools for Commissioning of Manufacturing Lines with Robots.- 1 Introduction.- 2 State-of-the-art in robot planning and future needs.- 3 Methods and tools for commissioning time reduction.- 4 Conclusions.- References.- 14 Balanced Automation.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Difficulties and contributions.- 3 BAS and shop floor.- 4 BAS and scheduling.- 5 BAS and concurrent engineering.- 6 BAS and virtual enterprises.- 7 Conclusions.- References.- 15 Factory Principles Applied to Analytical Chemistry: An Integrated Laboratory Management System.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Business motives.- 3 Business integration.- 4 Laboratory integration.- 5 Anatomy of the ILMS.- 6 The integration process.- 7 The experience.- References.- 16 The Generalized Network Model: Algorithms and Application to Manufacturing Operations.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Network formulation and mathematical problem statement.- 3 Solution algorithms.- 4 Applications.- 5 Genet-optimizer and Genetexp: A new GN-modelling tool.- 6 Conclusions.- References.- Biographies of the Contributors.

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