Multiobjective evaluation of flexible manufacturing system loading heuristics

Yung Jung Chen, Ronald Askin

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Abstract

In this paper we compare the performance of six loading heuristics on three existing Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs). The heuristics differ in the objectives explicitly considered and in the relative priority assigned to the objectives which are considered. Performance of the heuristics is based on separate evaluation of the five objectives: workload balance, volume of intermachine part movement, routing flexibility, tool investment and maximum machine utilization. In general, performance on the criteria is seen to differ in accord with the heuristics' objectives. However, assigning operations to machine types based on workload balance performs better than assigning to the most efficient machine type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-911
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume28
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1990

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Flexible manufacturing systems
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Multiobjective evaluation of flexible manufacturing system loading heuristics. / Chen, Yung Jung; Askin, Ronald.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 28, No. 5, 05.1990, p. 895-911.

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