Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2015 Vol.20, No.2

 

 

Title: Configuration selection of reconfigurable manufacturing system based on performance

 

Authors: Ashutosh Gupta; Pramod K. Jain; Dinesh Kumar

 

Addresses:
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India

 

Abstract: Reconfigurable systems have the capacity and functionality in order to meet new objectives and function effectively in changing operating conditions and capable to deliver value in dynamic market conditions. Reconfigurable system is designed to maintain a high level of performance by reconfiguration to meet the multiple function requirements. Selection of system configuration along with machine type and its specifications is required for effective and efficient production and their arrangement in the most preferred configuration has dramatic effects on the performance of the manufacturing system. In this work, a configuration selection problem was considered to determine the optimal configuration with respect to the set of performance criteria. Due to simultaneous consideration of several criteria in the problem, entropy-based analytical hierarchy process was adopted for the analysis. To overcome the subjectivity in the decision maker's judgment, the results were analysed for sensitivity. The sensitivity analysis confirmed that the results are robust.

 

Keywords: multicriteria decision making; MCDM; Shannon entropy; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; reconfigurable manufacturing systems; RMS performance; system configuration.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.069543

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.20, No.2, pp.209 - 230

 

Available online: 22 May 2015

 

 

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