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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13164

Title: Real-time part sequencing in a flexible assembly cell: system development and evaluation
Authors: Suliman, S.M.A.,
El-Tamimi, A.M.
Williams, D.F.
Keywords: Computer Simulation; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Systems Engineering, Parts Sequencing, Production Engineering
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Citation: Engineering Costs and Production Economics, 21 (2), 117-131.
Abstract: This paper considers the development of a general part sequencing methodology which suits flexible systems. A flexible assembly cell configuration is conceptualized. The cell is characterized by a common buffer and a single flexible transfer device for inter-cell transfer activities. Since the time available for decision making on part sequencing is very short, a fast solution is required. A real-time computerized part sequencing system of modular structure is developed. The system comprises three functions: ENTER, ALLOCATE, and TRANSFER SEQUENCE. Each function is provided with various priority options to satisfy different company strategies. Computer simulation is used to compare alternative sequencing structures of the system developed, and to examine its effectiveness under different operating conditions with reference to cell performance and time response.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/13164
ISSN: 0167188X
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