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dc.contributor.authorSabuncuoǧlu, İ.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLahmar, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:29:45Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:29:45Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.issn0920-6299
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/24461
dc.description.abstractThe increased use of flexible manufacturing systems to provide customers with diversified products efficiently has created a significant set of operational challenges for managers. This technology poses a number of decision problems that need to be solved by researchers and practitioners. In the literature, there have been a number of attempts to solve design and operational problems. Special attention has been given to machine loading problems, which involve the assignment of job operations and allocation of tools and resources to optimize specific measures of productivity. Most existing studies focus on modeling the problem and developing heuristics in order to optimize certain performance metrics rather than on understanding the problem and the interaction between the different factors in the system. The objective of this paper is to study the machine loading problem. More specifically, we compare operation aggregation and disaggregation policies in a random flexible manufacturing system (FMS) and analyze its interaction with other factors such as routing flexibility, sequencing flexibility, machine load, buffer capacity, and alternative processing-time ratio. For this purpose, a simulation study is conducted and the results are analyzed by statistical methods. The analysis of results highlights the important factors and their levels that could yield near-optimal system performance.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInternational Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systemsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1026369010026en_US
dc.subjectAggregation and disaggregation policiesen_US
dc.subjectFlexibilityen_US
dc.subjectFlexible manufacturing systemsen_US
dc.subjectOperation groupingen_US
dc.subjectInteger programmingen_US
dc.subjectLoadingen_US
dc.subjectMachine designen_US
dc.subjectManagement scienceen_US
dc.subjectNonlinear programmingen_US
dc.subjectOperations researchen_US
dc.subjectProduction controlen_US
dc.subjectStatistical methodsen_US
dc.subjectMachine loadsen_US
dc.subjectFlexible manufacturing systemsen_US
dc.titleAn evaluative study of operation grouping policies in an FMSen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.citation.spage217en_US
dc.citation.epage239en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber15en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1026369010026en_US
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishersen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9370


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