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Article: The effects of scheduling flexibility on the performance of a flexible manufacturing system

TitleThe effects of scheduling flexibility on the performance of a flexible manufacturing system
Authors
KeywordsDispatching rules
Flexible manufacturing system
Routeing decisions
Scheduling
Simulation
Issue Date2003
PublisherProfessional Engineering Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.pepublishing.com/link.asp?id=119784
Citation
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal Of Engineering Manufacture, 2003, v. 217 n. 7, p. 899-918 How to Cite?
AbstractIn today's industries, flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) play an important role in manufacture. An FMS is a modern technology that helps to improve the factories by improving their response time, lowering their unit costs and producing better quality goods. It is designed to combine the efficiency of mass-production of mid-volume and mid-variety products. In this paper, the performance of an FMS is evaluated in terms of makespan, average flow time, average delay time at local buffers and average machine utilization, observing the effects of different scheduling flexibilities, which include dispatching and routeing flexibilities. The three routeing policies considered in this paper are 'no alternative routeings', 'alternative routeings dynamic' and 'alternative routeings planned'. The above routeing policies are combined with seven dispatching rules and are studied in different production volumes which vary from 50 to 500 parts. In addition, the impact of both infinite and finite local buffer capacities is analysed. Since an FMS usually deals with a variety of products, the effects of changing the part mix ratio are also discussed. Finally, the study of machine failure is also covered in this research.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74307
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.978
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.541
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dc.contributor.authorChan, FTSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:00:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:00:00Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal Of Engineering Manufacture, 2003, v. 217 n. 7, p. 899-918en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0954-4054en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74307-
dc.description.abstractIn today's industries, flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) play an important role in manufacture. An FMS is a modern technology that helps to improve the factories by improving their response time, lowering their unit costs and producing better quality goods. It is designed to combine the efficiency of mass-production of mid-volume and mid-variety products. In this paper, the performance of an FMS is evaluated in terms of makespan, average flow time, average delay time at local buffers and average machine utilization, observing the effects of different scheduling flexibilities, which include dispatching and routeing flexibilities. The three routeing policies considered in this paper are 'no alternative routeings', 'alternative routeings dynamic' and 'alternative routeings planned'. The above routeing policies are combined with seven dispatching rules and are studied in different production volumes which vary from 50 to 500 parts. In addition, the impact of both infinite and finite local buffer capacities is analysed. Since an FMS usually deals with a variety of products, the effects of changing the part mix ratio are also discussed. Finally, the study of machine failure is also covered in this research.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherProfessional Engineering Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.pepublishing.com/link.asp?id=119784en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufactureen_HK
dc.subjectDispatching rulesen_HK
dc.subjectFlexible manufacturing systemen_HK
dc.subjectRouteing decisionsen_HK
dc.subjectSchedulingen_HK
dc.subjectSimulationen_HK
dc.titleThe effects of scheduling flexibility on the performance of a flexible manufacturing systemen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, FTS: ftschan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1243/09544050360686789en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume217en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
dc.identifier.spage899en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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