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Article: Flexibility performance: Taguchi's method study of physical system and operating control parameters of FMS

TitleFlexibility performance: Taguchi's method study of physical system and operating control parameters of FMS
Authors
KeywordsControl strategies
Flexibility levels
Flexible manufacturing system
Physical and operating parameters
Taguchi's method
Issue Date2007
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rcim
Citation
Robotics And Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2007, v. 23 n. 1, p. 25-37 How to Cite?
AbstractIn present manufacturing environment, the manufacturing flexibility has become one of the strategic competitive tools. Flexibility refers to the availability of alternative resources. These resources may have varied parameters, particularly related to physical and operating system. These physical and operating parameters of alternative resources may influence the system's performance with the changing levels of flexibility and operational control parameters such as scheduling rules. Is increase in a flexibility level provides desired improved performance output? If yes, than under what conditions of physical and operating parameters and under which control strategy (CS)? Is improved performance is present at all increasing levels of flexibility? Flexible manufacturing system (FMS) being consist of numerous physical and operating parameters and complex in nature, the solution to these questions can provide an understanding of the productive levels of flexibility for a given physical and operating parameters of an FMS. This paper establishes the need of modelling of the physical and operating parameters of flexible manufacturing system along with flexibility and presents a simulation study under Taguchi's method analysis of these parameters. The paper contributes an approach to study the impact of variations in physical and operating parameters of an FMS and to identify the level of these variations that do not restrict the advantages of flexibility. The results show that the expected benefits from increasing the levels of flexibility and a superior CS may not be achieved if the physical and operating parameters of alternative machines have variations. Taguchi's method analysis indicates that relative percentage contribution of variations in physical and operating parameters of alternative resources should be negligible or minimum in the performance of FMS. Their increasing relative contribution may restrict the advantages of flexibility. If these variations are higher than increase in flexibility level may be counter productive. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74472
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.077
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.621
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dc.contributor.authorBhagwat, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorWadhwa, Sen_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationRobotics And Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 2007, v. 23 n. 1, p. 25-37en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0736-5845en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74472-
dc.description.abstractIn present manufacturing environment, the manufacturing flexibility has become one of the strategic competitive tools. Flexibility refers to the availability of alternative resources. These resources may have varied parameters, particularly related to physical and operating system. These physical and operating parameters of alternative resources may influence the system's performance with the changing levels of flexibility and operational control parameters such as scheduling rules. Is increase in a flexibility level provides desired improved performance output? If yes, than under what conditions of physical and operating parameters and under which control strategy (CS)? Is improved performance is present at all increasing levels of flexibility? Flexible manufacturing system (FMS) being consist of numerous physical and operating parameters and complex in nature, the solution to these questions can provide an understanding of the productive levels of flexibility for a given physical and operating parameters of an FMS. This paper establishes the need of modelling of the physical and operating parameters of flexible manufacturing system along with flexibility and presents a simulation study under Taguchi's method analysis of these parameters. The paper contributes an approach to study the impact of variations in physical and operating parameters of an FMS and to identify the level of these variations that do not restrict the advantages of flexibility. The results show that the expected benefits from increasing the levels of flexibility and a superior CS may not be achieved if the physical and operating parameters of alternative machines have variations. Taguchi's method analysis indicates that relative percentage contribution of variations in physical and operating parameters of alternative resources should be negligible or minimum in the performance of FMS. Their increasing relative contribution may restrict the advantages of flexibility. If these variations are higher than increase in flexibility level may be counter productive. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/rcimen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturingen_HK
dc.subjectControl strategiesen_HK
dc.subjectFlexibility levelsen_HK
dc.subjectFlexible manufacturing systemen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical and operating parametersen_HK
dc.subjectTaguchi's methoden_HK
dc.titleFlexibility performance: Taguchi's method study of physical system and operating control parameters of FMSen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, FTS: ftschan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rcim.2005.09.002en_HK
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