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dc.contributor.authorSingholi, Ajay
dc.contributor.authorChhabra, Deepti
dc.contributor.authorAli, Mohammad
dc.identifier.citationSingholi, Ajay; Chhabra, Deepti; Ali, Mohammad. Towards improving the performance of flexible manufacturing system: a case study. "Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management", Juny 2010, vol. 3, núm. 1, p. 87-115.
dc.description.abstractIncreasing global competition has evolved a manufacturing environment which gleans vast product variety, reduced manufacturing lead times, increased quality standards and competitive costs. Simultaneously, with a rising trend toward globalization, these manufacturing environments must be designed to cater new challenges to survive and grow in the marketplace. To deal with such multifaceted problems, new technologies support increased flexibility and automation. These objectives intended for the improvement of the manufacturing environment have been the key rationales for the introduction of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). In this paper a case study of a firm is presented with a contribution to suggest some methods of performance improvement for a flexible system of manufacturing. The study is based on the mathematical models illustrated in literature to estimate possible performance parameters like maximum production rate, make span time and overall utilization. Through this study, an effort is also made to present the improved design for existing flexible manufacturing system employed in the company. Various design and performance parameters are then evaluated and compared for the existing and improved FMS.
dc.publisherSchool of Industrial and Aeronautic Engineering of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Direcció d'operacions::Sistemes productius
dc.subject.lcshFlexible manufacturing systems
dc.subject.otherPerformance parameters
dc.subject.otherProduction rate
dc.subject.otherMakespan time
dc.titleTowards improving the performance of flexible manufacturing system: a case study
dc.subject.lemacSistemes de producció flexibles
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorSingholi, Ajay; Chhabra, Deepti; Ali, Mohammad
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of Industrial Engineering and Management

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