Title

Controlling a Robotic Cell by Dynamic Rule Displacing: A Simulation Study

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1990

Abstract

The main purpose of a Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) is simultaneously to process parts with small to medium lot sizes and high varieties. The rule despatching problem in a Flexible Manufacturing Cell (FMC) is examined using a simulation model. This is based on an algorithm for dynamically selecting the best despatching rule according to the current system status. Comparison between simulation runs with and without dynamic rule despatching shows that the proposed algorithm gives a better overall performance.

Keywords

Algorithms, Flexible manufacturing systems, Models, Production management, Robots

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Computer Sciences | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

International Journal of Operations and Production Management

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

51

Last Page

64

ISSN

0144-3577

Identifier

10.1108/01443579010001988

Publisher

Emerald

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443579010001988