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Optimization of Product Flows in FlexibleManufacturing Systems

Optimization of product flows in flexible manufacturing systems

Author : Joost van Pinxten
Promotor(s) : T. Basten en M.C.W. Geilen
University : Eindhoven University of Technology
Year of publication : 2018
Link to repository : Eindhoven University of Technology repository


This dissertation provides designers and engineers with several tools to analyse and optimize the system behaviour of FMSs. Trade-offs between productivity and quality can be decided at run-time by effectively ordering the received batches. The on-line sheet scheduler increases productivity due to more effective exploration of scheduling options for 2-re-entrant flow shops. The input optimization, parametric critical path analysis, and parametric scheduling characterization are applicable to systems having events with minimal and maximal time lags.