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Integrates CAD/CAM, production control and process control in a case study involving manufacturing automation. The manufacturing firm is a distributed cellular system operating in a produce‐to‐order environment. Combines a parametric CAD software with global variables and global relations to...
Presents a mixed‐integer programme to simultaneously select part routeings and form machine cells in the presence of alternate process plans so that the total cost of operating and intercell material handling is minimized. Demand for parts, machine capacities, number of cells to be formed, and...
Describes the development of an integrated computer‐based system (PROTECT) to aid the design of complex fire protection systems. Explains how PROTECT, developed through the application of object‐oriented technology (OOT), comprises a series of knowledge bases for specific protection environments...
Presents a methodology called controllability analysis in logistics. Controllability focuses on two first steps of the simulation project: problem definition; and data gathering and analysis. The aim of the analysis is to reveal the potential improvement areas, and define and analyse the data so...
Analyses the environment and characteristics of an advanced manufacturing system (AMS). It is an open system with a multi‐layer structure and a self‐organizing ability capable of responding to a continuous changing and unpredictable environment in this information age. Based on the analysis,...
Draws on the convergence in enterprise and manufacturing strategies apparent in the established theories and models. Develops this form through enterprise‐wide competitive dimensions into a customizable business environment and manufacturing technology/programme‐specific support framework. This...
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