- Departments / Centres
Flexible manufacturing system and its Subsystems - Group technology – justification of FMS
Planning problems of FMS - Long range planning of flexible manufacturing systems - planning phases in the operation of a flexible manufacturing system. Problems in the economic evaluation of a flexible manufacturing system.
Models for the performance evaluation of an FMS configuration - Decision models for the design of a FMS - Routing optimization - Capacity optimization - Equipment optimization
Decision models for the design of a FMS-Classification of decision problems and models in the selection of the optimal FMS configuration-quantifiable goals of the configuration planning. Routing optimization: Routing optimization with an unlimited number of pallets.
Decision models for pre-release planning in FMS – Batching - assignment of operations and machines: The whitney and Gaul approach–The Bastos approach –A hierarchical approach – The Kuhn approach – Integrated batching and operation / machine assignment.
Horst Templelmeier and Heinrich Kuhn, “Flexible Manufacturing Systems”, John Wiley & Sons, inc., 1993.
Visvanathan Narahari, “Performance modeling of Automated manufacturing systems”, PHI, New Delhi, 1996.
Andrew Kusiak, “Intelligent Manufacturing Systems’, Prentice Hall, 1990.