Accession Number : ADA187489

Title :   Dynamic Scheduling and Routing for Flexible Manufacturing Systems that Have Unreliable Machines,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Maimon, Oded Z ; Gershwin, Stanley B

PDF Url : ADA187489

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper presents a method for real-time scheduling and routing of material in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). It extends the earlier scheduling work of Kimemia and Gershwin. The FMS model includes machines that fail at random times and stay down for random lengths of time. The new element is the capability of different machines to perform some of the same operations. The times that different machines require to perform the same operation may differ. This paper includes a model, its analysis, a real-time algorithm, and examples, Keywords: Computations; Real time loading; Problem solving; Decision making; Robotics.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, *MATERIALS HANDLING, *ROUTING, DYNAMICS, MANUFACTURING, TIME, ALGORITHMS, MACHINES, RELIABILITY, REAL TIME, SCHEDULING, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, FAILURE, RANDOM VARIABLES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE