Originally published in 1994 this book undertakes a comprehensive study dealing with the effects of machine flexibility, tool magazine capacity, varying production demands and different oeprating policies on the production planning problems. Performance measures such as FMS flexibility, makespan and inventory are used in evaluating the effects. Three measures of FMS flexibility - actual routing flexibility, potential routing flexibility and capacity flexibility are defined and operationalized.

chapter I|13 pages

Flexible Manufacturing Systems

chapter II|18 pages


chapter III|19 pages

Literature Review

chapter IV|16 pages

Development of Models

chapter V|11 pages

Development of Hypotheses

chapter VI|32 pages

Results and Discussions

chapter VII|4 pages

Study Implications