Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2013 Vol.13, No.2

 

 

Title: Integration of flexible purchasing, flexible manufacturing and flexible assembly systems using Petri net

 

Authors: Waqar Ullah; Hamid Ullah

 

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

 

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present a new generic deterministic Petri net (PN) model for the integration of flexible purchasing system (FPS), flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and flexible assembly system (FAS) using kanban system in a pull environment. In the methodology and/or approach used in this paper, firstly the basic building blocks of the system are developed. The building blocks are then combined together to get a PN model that integrates FPS, FMS and FAS. The model integrating FPS, FMS and FAS is called flexible integrated system in this paper. Integrated Network Analyser and Lingo software are used for performance evaluation of the system. The performance evaluation of the PN model is based on solution of linear programming. The throughput is bounded by the utilisation of the bottleneck station.

 

Keywords: flexible purchasing systems; FMS; flexible manufacturing systems; FAS; flexible assembly systems; flexible integrated systems; Petri nets; optimisation; modelling; kanban; performance evaluation; linear programming.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2013.051790

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.13, No.2, pp.154 - 174

 

Available online: 31 Jan 2013

 

 

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