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Title Design of flexible production systems : methodologies and tools / edited by Tullio Tolio.
Imprint Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008.

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Subject Flexible manufacturing systems -- Design.
Alt Name Tolio, Tullio.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Designing manufacturing flexibility in dynamic production contexts / Walter Terkaj, Tullio Tolio and Anna Valente -- Flexibility in manufacturing- an empirical case-study research / Marco Cantamessa and Carlo Capello -- A review on manufacturing flexibility / Walter Terkaj, Tullio Tolio and Anna Valente -- Product-process-system information formalization / Marcello Colledani, Walter Terkaj and Tullio Tolio -- Manufacturing strategy: production problem analysis for assessing focused flexibility / Manfredi Bruccoleri, Diego Lanza and Giovanni Perrone -- Pallet configuration for approaching mapping requirements on devices / Giovanni Celano [and others] -- Design of Focused Flexibility Manufacturing Systems (FFMSs) / Walter Terkaj, Tullio Tolio and Anna Valente -- System life-cycle planning / Marco Cantamessa, Carlo Capello and Giuseppe Cordella -- System performance simulation and analysis / Antonio Grieco and Francesco Nucci -- Testing / Manfredi Bruccoleri [and others].
Summary In the last decade, the production of mechanical components to be assembled in final products produced in high volumes (e.g. cars, mopeds, industrial vehicles, etc.) has undergone deep changes due to the overall modifications in the way companies compete. Companies must consider competitive factors such as short lead times, tight product tolerances, frequent market changes and cost reduction. The book framework follows the architecture which has been developed to address the FFMS Design problem. This architecture is both broad and detailed, since it pays attention to all the relevant levels in a firm hierarchy which are involved in the system design. Moreover, the architecture is innovative because it models both the point of view of the machine tool builder and the point of view of the system user. The architecture starts analyzing Manufacturing Strategy issues and generating the possible demand scenario to be faced. Technological aspects play a key role while solving process plan problems for the products in the part family. Strategic and technological data becomes input when a machine tool builder performs system configuration. The resulting system configurations are possible solutions that a system user considers when planning its system capacity. All the steps of the architecture are deeply studied, developing methods and tools to address each subproblem. Particular attention is paid to the methodologies adopted to face the different subproblems: mathematical programming, stochastic programming, simulation techniques and inverse kinematics have been used. The whole architecture provides a general approach to implement the right degree of flexibility and it allows to study how different aspects and decisions taken in a firm impact on each other. The work presented in the book is innovative because it gives links among different research fields, such as Manufacturing Strategy, Process Plan, System Design, Capacity Planning and Performance Evaluation; moreover, it helps to formalize and rationalize a critical area such as manufacturing system flexibility.
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Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783540854142
9783540854135 (Cloth)
3540854134 (Cloth)
3540854134 (Cloth)
OCLC # 314174952
Additional Format Print version: Design of flexible production systems. Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008 9783540854135 3540854134 (OCoLC)288986629