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Performance evaluation of cellular flexible manufacturing systems: a decomposition approach

Ram, R and Viswanadham, N (1992) Performance evaluation of cellular flexible manufacturing systems: a decomposition approach. In: European Journal of Operational Research, 57 (2). pp. 287-304.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0377-2217(92)90050-J


In a cellular flexible manufacturing system (CMS) a vast majority of the part types manufactured by the system require machining on a single cell only. However a few part types (called `rare' parts) need processing on more than one cell. It is precisely the intercell movement of these `rare' parts that leads to some kind of weak interaction among otherwise independent cells. The authors show how this structure can be used to achieve significant computational savings in the performance evaluation of the CMSs by product form closed queueing network (CQN) models and generalised stochastic Petri net (GSPN) models.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: European Journal of Operational Research
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Cellular manufacturing;flexible manufacturing;performance evaluation;decomposition methods
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 05:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11261

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