Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2008 Vol.3, No.3

 

 

Title: Resource breakdown modelling and performance maximisation of a multiple product flexible manufacturing system

 

Author: Tauseef Aized, Koji Takahashi, Ichiro Hagiwara, Hiroaki Morimura

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan.
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan.
Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan.
Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

 

Abstract: This paper models, analyses and maximises performance of a pull type multiproduct, multiline and multistage Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) whose resources are subject to breakdown conditions. To ensure a continual supply of the finished products, under breakdown conditions, parts/materials flow through alternate routes exhibiting routing flexibility. The system is modelled through Coloured Petri Net (CPN) method and the results of the system performance are presented. The study is extended to achieve maximum performance of the system using Design of Experiment (DoE) and Response Surface Methods (RSMs).

 

Keywords: flexible manufacturing systems; multiple product FMS; coloured Petri nets; CPN; resource breakdown; routing flexibility; design of experiments; DoE; FMS performance; modelling; response surface methodology; RSM.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2008.017423

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2008 Vol.3, No.3, pp.324 - 347

 

Available online: 07 Mar 2008

 

 

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