Advanced manufacturing system technologies are difficult to evaluate using ordinary financial measures owing to the presence of risk and significant intangible factors. In this paper a methodology is proposed that quantifies financial, strategic, and tactical attributes of each alternative. Attribute values are denned for each period of project life. Both project life and attributes are treated as random variables. Attributes are discounted to the current time and the multiple objectives are combined by composite programming. The distribution of the combined objective is estimated. The procedure is demonstrated on an actual case study.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)|
|State||Published - Mar 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering