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Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Recent Developments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444897985, 9780080531694

Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Recent Developments, Volume 23

1st Edition

Editors: A. Raouf M. Ben-Daya
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444897985
eBook ISBN: 9780080531694
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st February 1995
Page Count: 315
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Table of Contents

FMS in Perspective. FMS: an investigation for research and applications (A. Gunasekaran, T. Martikainen, P. Yli-Olli). FMS planning since the early eighties - experience, recommendations and future tendencies (H.-J. Warnecke, R. Steinhilper, H. Storn). Flexibility Issues. Manufacturing systems: flexibility assessment (A. Raouf, M.F. Anjum). Flexibility and productivity in complex production processes (S.-O. Gustavsson). Flexibility in pull and push type production ordering systems - some ways to increase flexibility in manufacturing systems (R. Muramatsu, K. Ishi, K. Takahashi). FMS Planning. FMS short term planning problems: a review (M. Ben-Daya). Loading models in flexible manufacturing systems (A. Kusiak). Production planning model for a flexible manufacturing system (P. Chandra). Heuristics for loading flexible manufacturing systems (E.K. Stecke, F.B. Talbot). A framework for developing maintenance policy for flexible manufacturing systems (A. Raouf). FMS Control. FMS planning and control -analysis and design (C. Bérard, L. Pun, B. Archimède). Control system design for flexible manufacturing systems (F.L. Lewis et al.). FMS Applications. A computer integrated robotic flexible welding cell (J.E. Middle, K.H. Goh). Idea and practice of flexible manufacturing systems of Toyota (A. Masuyama).


Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) involve substituting machines capable of performing a wide and redefinable variety of tasks for machines dedicated to the performance of specific tasks. FMS can also be programmed to handle new products, thus extending the machines' life cycles. Thus they represent a change from "standardized goods produced by customized machines" to "customized goods produced by standardized machines". This volume contains new and updated material in this field, and will be of great interest to researchers, managers and students concerned with problems related to flexible manufacturing systems.


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About the Editors

A. Raouf

M. Ben-Daya

Affiliations and Expertise

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia