The optimal planning of computerized manufacturing systems
Abstract
Grouping and loading problems associated with flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) are addressed. The solution to the grouping problem is to organize the machines so that each machine in a particular group is able to perform the same operations. The loading problem is to allocate the operations and associated tools of a set of selected part types among the machine groups, subject to the technological and capacity constraints of FMS. A closed network of queues (CNC) model is used. The expected production rate is defined as a function of the number of parts in the system, the number and sizes of machine groups, and the workload assigned to each group. Alternative loading objectives are defined in addition to the balancing and unbalancing objective examined. Nonlinear mixed integer for mutations of the loading problem are developed.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 February 1981
 Bibcode:
 1981omcm.rept.....S
 Keywords:

 Computer Techniques;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Management Systems;
 Manufacturing;
 Problem Solving;
 Queueing Theory;
 Loading Operations;
 Mathematical Models;
 Mechanization;
 Optimization;
 Production Engineering;
 Engineering (General)