Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Planning Issues and Solutions

Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Planning Issues and Solutions

by Taylor and Francis


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Originally published in 1994 this book undertakes a comprehensive study dealing with the effects of machine flexibility, tool magazine capacity, varying production demands and different oeprating policies on the production planning problems. Performance measures such as FMS flexibility, makespan and inventory are used in evaluating the effects. Three measures of FMS flexibility - actual routing flexibility, potential routing flexibility and capacity flexibility are defined and operationalized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815316305
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Series: Studies on Industrial Productivity
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Mohamed was born in Bangalore, India and did his undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering from B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 1979. Just before graduation he was hired by Widia (India) Ltd. as Technical Engineer and worked for them till December 1983.

Table of Contents

1. Flexible Manufacturing Systems 2. Flexibility 3. Literature Review 4. Development of Models 5. Development of Hypotheses 6. Resutls and Discussions 7. Study Implications

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